BLACK CAT® Pussywillow

Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7 Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun Height: 10-12' Width/Spread: 10-12'

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.


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Light: Grows best in full sun, which is a minimum of six hours of exposure.

Soil: Grows best in slightly acidic soils.

Water: Thrives with regular moisture, but will grow in ordinary conditions as well.

Fertilizing: Nothing special necessary.

Pruning: If you’d like the most abundant blooms, cut hard after it flowers in early spring. Juvenile growth flowers the most abundantly.

Botanical Name

Salix x leucopothecia 'Lubbers Zwart' PP#27,403, CBR#6141

Zone

4, 5, 6, 7

Flower Color

Black

Foliage Color

Green

Height

10-12'

Width/Spread

10-12'

Exposure

Full Sun, Part Sun

Soil

Moist, Wet

Season of Interest

Spring

Uses

Foundations, Specimen, Woodland gardens

Features

Clay soil, Cut flower, Deer resistant

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