- Early to bloom
- Good for cutting
- Unique coloration
The black pussy willow has rich black catkins and dark stems. A great cutting plant and conversation piece.
Awards Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit
USDA Zone 4 - 8 (-30°F/-34°C)
Exposure Full sun
Height 6 - 10'
Width 6 - 10'
Finish Time 1 season
Bloom Time Early spring
Flower Color Black
Foliage Color Green
Liner Sizes 2 1/4"
Soil Thrives in moist, slightly acidic soils, but is, overall, adaptable.
Pruning For optimal flower production, cut hard after bloom.
Uses Mixed borders; cutting; wildlife gardens; rain gardens.
Growing Tips The fuzzy catkins are the only real reason to grow this plant, and it is best to prune regularly to encourage juvenile growth, which is the most prolific blooming.