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Willow, Pussy Salix caprea

Pussy Willow - Salix caprea
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The pussy willow has long been admired for its strong, spreading, upright stems, colorful autumn leaves, and the purplish-brown catkins that appear in March.

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Zones 4 - 8 Zones 4 - 8
Hardiness Zones 4 - 8
The Pussy Willow can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map. View Map
Ornamental Tree Ornamental Tree
Type of tree
Ornamental Trees, Shrubs
15' - 25' High 15' - 25' High
Mature Height
The Pussy Willow grows to be 15' - 25' feet in height.
12' - 25' Spread 12' - 25' Spread
Mature Spread
The Pussy Willow has a spread of about 12' - 25' at full maturity.
Fast Growth Fast Growth
Growth Rate
This tree grows at a fast growth rate. More about this.
Full Sun Full Sun
Sun
This willow does well in full sun, partial shade.
Various Soils Various Soils
Soil
The Pussy Willow grows in acidic, loamy, moist, rich, well drained soils.
Oval Shape Oval Shape
Shape
This willow has oval shape.
Description

The pussy willow has long been admired for its strong, spreading, upright stems, colorful autumn leaves, and the purplish-brown catkins that appear in March.