Salix discolor

Pussy Willow (Salix discolor)

Origins - N. America.
Perennial (deciduous).
Hardiness (see References, below - Zones 4 - 8.
February, March.
12 - 36 ft (3.6 - 12 m).
Cultivation - Sun, moist soils. Cut back every few years.
Propagation - From seeds, or by tip cuttings.
Other - Supplies food to bees, waterfowl, finches, cardinals, and butterflies.
Makes good nesting place for birds. Bark and other parts are used in medicinal remedies.
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