They are marvelous when they bloom ! I also have a grey one as well , and I like to watch the honeybees take pollen from the shrub .
Black Cat® Pussywillow Salix chaenomeloides
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:Sun
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).Maintenance 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 6,141
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Pam Proffitt, Virginia, United States, 2 years ago