Pussy Willow Salix discolor
| Introduction |
Pussy Willow grows well in almost any soil, but likes soil with peat moss, leaf mold or compost.
They grow best in full sun and like lots of water. They also do best pruned after blooming.
It can grow to a height of 13-25 feet.
Pussy Willow is a Host Plant for Viceroys, Red-Spotted Purples
Viceroys and Red-Spotted Purples use various species of Willows as host plants, including Pussy Willow, Sandbar Willow (Salix exigua) and Black Willow (Salix nigra).
Where to buy Pussy Willow
I highly recommend Nature Hills Nursery.
The price for one Pussy Willow at the time I'm writing this is $11.9, but could change as
the supply available changes.
The Salicaceae/Willow Family
The Willow family is made up of trees and shrubs, of about 350 total species. The genus Salix tends to grow in wet soil. Many willows can be used to help prevent soil erosion.
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