Promoting the Use of Native Plant Species in the Home Landscape

Pussy Willow

Plant Leaf

Full Plant

Plant Berry/Flower

Latin Name: Salix discolor

Flower Description:

Spike like clusters (Catkins) at tips of short branchlets. The fuzzy bud is what gives this plant its name.

FamilySalicaceae
Season BloomApr-May
HabitatSwamps, marshes, shores, thickets, and wet meadows. The Pussy Willow shrub or small tree blooms very early and is an important early spring plant for pollinators.
CyclePerennial woody
Height6'-30'
Leaf DescriptionAlternate elliptic to narrowly urn shaped. Irregularly toothed.
Soil Type Wet
Light Source Sun
LocationWoodland