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‘Winter Glory’

Pussywillow

Salix sp.

'Winter Glory'

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Close up of Winter Glory Salix blooms Winter Glory Salix blooming with evergreens in the background
  • Early to bloom
  • Good for cutting
  • Adaptable
Description
Giant pussy willow has catkins the size of a rabbit's foot, and makes a dramatic cut flower. Formerly known as S. chaenomeloides, this variety was recently given its own cultivar, as it is considred a natural hybrid of Salix gracilistyla and S. caprea.
USDA Zone
4 - 7 (-30°F/-34°C)
Exposure
Full sun
Height
10 - 12'
Width
5 - 8'
Finish Time
1 season
Type
Deciduous
Bloom Time
Early spring
Foliage Color
Green
Liner Sizes
2 1/4", 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.