Form and Growth Characteristics: Plant Type - TreeGrowth 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 - YellowBark - 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.Possible Use - Season Of Interest -
Culture and Care: Care Requirements - Easily propagated, love wet soil, full sun, pH adaptable. Zones 4-8Native Habitat - native to Europe and northeastern AsiaDiseases 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.Strength - Weakness -Plants of this taxon:
Find Related Plants:- Other plants with the common name Willow.- Other plants of the family Salicaceae.- Other plants of the genus Salix.- Other plants of the species Salix caprea.