Black Cat® Pussywillow

Extra-large black catkins appear in late winter, giving this plant unique appeal for cut flower sales as well as in the landscape. Larger catkins than Salix gracilistyla ‘Melanostachys’. Formerly known as S. chaenomeloides, which was recently proven to be a naturally-occurring hybrid between Salix gracilistyla and S. caprea.

Additional information

Dimensions10 × 10 ft
Botanical Name

Salix x leucopothecia 'Lubbers Zwart' pp#27403, pp#6141

Zone

4, 5, 6, 7

Flower Color

Black

Foliage Color

Green

Height

10-12'

Width/Spread

10-12'

Exposure

Full Sun, Part Shade

Soil

Moist, Wet

Bloom Time

Spring

Uses

Foundations, Specimen, Woodland gardens

Features

Clay soil, Cut flower, Deer resistant

SKU: 70588 Plant Type:

Thrives in moist, slightly acidic soils, but is, overall, adaptable. For optimal flower production, cut hard after bloom.

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