Salix caprea

Goat Willow

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Tree
Growth Rate - Fast, 3-6' per year.
Mature Height - 15-25'
Mature Width - 12-15'
Longevity - Short lived, mature in 25 years.

Ornamental Characteristics:
Flower - 1-2" long catkins appears in March- early April.
Fruit - Strobile 1" long, releases minute seeds with long tufted white hairs.
Leaf -
Fall Color - Yellow
Bark - Smooth, yellowish brown young stems, Dark brown and irregulary scaly with age.
Other Features - This species is often confused with S. discolor Muhl, the true Pussy Willow.
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Culture and Care:
Care Requirements - Easily propagated, love wet soil, full sun, pH adaptable. Zones 4-8
Native Habitat - native to Europe and northeastern Asia
Diseases and Insects - Willows, like poplars are afflicted by numerous problems such as bacterial twig blight, many cankers, mottled willow borer, willow shoot sawfly and many other selected insects.
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