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Salix chaenomeloides 'Mt Aso'

Giant Pink Pussy Willow
Salix chaenomeloides is the Latin name for giant pussy willow. It is native to Japan but adapts well to a wide range of garden situations including sandy, average and even quite moist soil. Plants can get quite large, 15' or more. In order to have a steady supply of branches bearing rosy red catkins (which are male flowers by the way, are you surprised?) you should coppice (cut back to 2' above ground) every 2 or 3 years. This will keep plants at a more reasonable height and provide you with an ample supply of cut branches for winter arrangements. QT.Pots.Limited Supply.
Array Salix
Common Name Giant Pink Pussy Willow
Hardiness Zone 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Part Sun, Full Sun
Seasonal Interest Winter
Season of Blooming Winter
Use Cutting, Naturalizing, Massing, Hedge
Special Attributes Deer Resistant, Cold Hardy, Moisture Loving, Heirloom
Color Pink