Salix chaenomeloides 'Black Cat'

Pussywillow


Photo courtesy of Proven Winners

  • Pink and silver catkins mature to black in the spring
  • Large plant size, make it an excellent screen plant
  • Excellent cut/dried flower
  • Loves moist soil
Border or Bed
Border or Bed
Cut Flower/ Foliage
Cut Flower/ Foliage
Dried Flower/ Foliage
Dried Flower/ Foliage
Garden
Garden
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Mass Planting
Mass Planting
Water's Edge / Bog Plant
Water's Edge / Bog Plant



Homeowner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Plant in full sun.  Thrives in moist/wet, acidic soil.  Easy to maintain.  Pruning and fertilizing annually after flowering is complete is recommended to promote new growth. 


Height: 10-12 ft
Spread: 10-12 ft
Bloom Color: Black, Pink, Silver
Zone: 4-7
 

Additional Characteristics & Attributes:


Attributes:

  • Border or Bed
  • Low Maintenance
  • Cut Flower/ Foliage
  • Mass Planting
  • Garden
  • Water's Edge / Bog Plant
  • Dried Flower/ Foliage

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant

Exposure:

  • Full Sun

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Spring
  • Winter

Soil Moisture:

  • Wet Soil/Wetlands
  • Moist, Well-Drained