Salix melanostachys


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Pot Size: 3 Gallon

Common Name: Black Pussywillow

Season of Interest: Year Round

Exposure: Full Sun

Plant Size: 10′ x 6′

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An attractive shrub with colorful stems, foliage and flowers. Stems are purple-brown; dark green leaves are ovate (egg shaped) toothed, with blue undersides. Deep purple-black, male catkins, with stronge red anthers that turn yellow, are produced before leaves emerge.

Native to Japan; introduced in 1950 by J. Spek, Boskoop, Netherlands. Received RHS Award of Merit.

Grows in any soil, well suited to waterlogged areas as it requires a great amount of water. Useful on banks for erosion control

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