The optimum amount of sun or shade each plant needs to thrive: Full Sun (6+ hours), Part Sun (4-6 hours), Full Shade (up to 4 hours).
- Early Spring
This plant is hardy in zones 4 - 7
Zones are based on the lowest average temperature an area is expected to receive during the winter. They are used to determine whether a plant is likely to be perennial in your area. If your zone is equal to or higher than the zone listed for the plant, it will be hardy for you and thrive in your climate.
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The cat came back!
This fabulously unique pussywillow disappeared for a few years as we worked out some quirks that made its extra large, deep black catkins sometimes go silver - but we've straightened all that out and are delighted to bring Black Cat® pussywillow back to the garden. This is a very large plant, perfect for planting as a screen or barrier. It tolerates wet soil and is very hardy. Each spring brings hundreds of fuzzy catkins that start out bright pink and silver, soon maturing to deep black.Best SellerResists:Deer
CharacteristicsPlant Type:ShrubShrub Type:DeciduousHeight Category:MediumGarden Height:120 - 144 InchesSpacing:120 - 156 InchesSpread:120 - 144 InchesFlower Colors:PurpleFlower Shade:Silver-black catkinsFoliage Colors:GreenFoliage Shade:greenHabit:UprightContainer Role:Thriller
Plant NeedsLight Requirement:SunMaintenance Category:EasyBlooms On:Old WoodBloom Time:Early SpringHardiness Zones:4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7bWater Category:WetUses:Border PlantUses:Cut FlowerUses Notes:
Mixed borders, cutting gardensMaintenance Notes:
Adaptable to most moist, or wet soils. Fertilize in spring and prune after flowering.Black Cat® Salix chaenomeloides 'Lubbers Zwart' USPP 27,403, Can PBRAF