Unique Willow with 4 Season AppealThe Dappled Willow, Salix integra ‘Hakuro Nishiki’, also known as Variegated Willow, is a small shrub that produces leaves that are variegated when they are young. It has flowers in spring, but they seem inconspicuous compared to the colorful foliage that really stands out.It will mature to 4′-6′ with an equal spread, but can be pruned to any size. The young branches grow out of the crown in all directions and will begin drooping slightly. Like all Willows, it thrives in moist soils and full to part sun. Prune in early spring to promote its elegant display and prune to promote variegated foliage.This plant displays good winter interest with coral and red stems that contrasts with the landscape. The Dappled Willow is a superb accent plant and it will be a focal point in beds and borders. The Variegated Willow is also used for foundation plantings, alongside water features, in natural areas, and in containers.* Variegated Young Foliage* Red Stems in Winter.
Ornamental Shrub is a Great Conversation Piece!A Pussy Willow is a deciduous shrub with ornamental appeal. One would look great just about anywhere in your yard. If you’ve ever held a cat’s paw and felt the cushy pads on her feet, you’ll understand how this ornamental shrub got its name.One-inch catkins form on the bare stems in late winter/early spring, turning into the light-grey, silky pads that the shrub is known for. They’re bewitching with their fuzzy appearance and soft grey hue. You won’t be able to resist touching the soft pads or cutting a few branches to bring indoors. They’re long-lasting, beautiful and unique. Pussy Willows usually grow as a 6-25 feet high, multi-stemmed shrub. Oblong, green foliage will fill out your shrub, giving it a pleasing appearance even after the fuzzy enchantment of the “cat’s paws” has passed. There are many birds and other animals for which the Pussy Willow is a valuable food source. They also provide excellent cover for many creatures. The Pussy Willow will be a valuable ornamental shrub and adorable conversation piece for your yard. They are a traditional harbinger of spring, and many people even purchase the stems from floral shops to brighten their homes. Plant more than one and share some of the adorable decorative branches with friends and neighbors. * Soft Fuzzy Buds in Spring* Green Foliage All Season* Fruit Attracts Birds and Wildlife.
Pussy Willow with Fuzzy, Black CatkinsBlack Pussy Willow is a fast-growing shrub with unique, ornamental features. Plant in a low area of your yard, or anywhere you have moist soils unsuitable for other plants. Your Black Pussy Willow is most prized for its adorable black catkins, but you’ll also value it for its dark stems that will add color to your drab winter landscape. It also has the hardy ability to thrive where other shrubs falter.One of the most beloved plants for its delightfully fuzzy catkins, your Black Pussy Willow flowers form along the stems of the plant each spring. The procession of black catkins resembles little black, half to two-inch caterpillars. The durable, soft catkins start small early in the season, then lengthen and change color as they mature. The female catkins stay flat black until well-expanded, but males will add a fine-textured, silky red/orange staminate haze to their display.The nearly toothless foliage on your Black Pussy Willow has a two-toned appeal. The upper surface of the leaves is deep green, while the lower is a soft, gray-green. The leaves often take on a uncommon tattered appearance by fall and occasionally produce a display of yellow color for autumn.Black Pussy Willow is a quick-growing shrub that will spread aggressively by underground roots and above ground suckers. You’ll likely want to give it free rein, but you can easily prune it back to keep it in check. Although it does not like standing water, the Black Pussy Willow does like to have water nearby. It is quite tolerant of many soil types as well as moderate road salt and pollution exposure.Your Black Pussy Willow is clearly an exceptional plant for your yard. The branches, along with the catkins, can make elegant and divine bouquets for indoors as well. Its presence in your yard will be no less endearing.* Ornamental catkins have varied uses * Winter color * Hardy.
The Japanese Willow, ‘Salix Integra Flamingo’, produces beautiful pink variegated foliage all season long. The outer leaves turn a bright pink while the inner leaves are green and white.This willow will provide you with striking colors throughout all four seasons! In the spring, before it leafs out, it produces hundreds of slender catkins that contrast brilliantly against the deep red stems. Then you will see the pink summer foliage! You may prune the plant back for another flush of pink foliage later in the season. In the fall and winter the bright red stems add another dimension and color to the landscape.First prune in March-April after frost has passed and throughout summer to make plant bushier. Regular pruning will promote a denser and healthier plant.The Japanese Willow also works great as a container plant.* Blooms first year!* Foliage interest* Low maintenance.
The Silver Pussy Willow, Salix chaenomeloides, is a handsome shrub with large red flower buds that develop into silky pink catkins. Reddish brown leaves mature to a dark blue green. This easy-to-grow willow has 2-1/2- to 3-inch-long catkins that emerge in early spring from dark red buds. At first silvery gray, the catkins take on a pink cast as they age. Equally significant are the rich mahogany-red stems, which add interest to the garden in winter. The plant prefers a sunny location and moist, well-drained soil..
Fast Growing Shrub Loves Wet AreasThe Pink Pussy Willow, Salix discolor rosea, this form of Pussy Willow has pale pink catkins. This fast growing shrub is suitable for wet areas grow well in almost any soil. They require full sun to really thrive, but will survive in the shade as well. As with most willows, they do best when given lots of water. Although they can be allowed to grow unpruned, the plant will benefit from regular pruning after blooming.Flowers form on the previous season’s growth, not on new growth so do not prune until the flowers have faded. For early bloom, cut branches of pussy willows may be brought in and set in a water filled vase in a sunny window anytime after the middle of January. The catkins will develop and make a nice display for a considerable time. These shrubs always sell out fast. Buy yours today!* This bush loves being wet* Makes a great cut flower for winter* Fast growing.
Beautiful Catkins Made for Cutting GardensFrench Pussy Willow Tree (salix caprea) is a classic harbinger of spring. The dainty branches covered in fuzzy catkins are sure signs that spring is around the corner.The large, fuzzy, silvery buds are great for forcing indoors and are often sold for high prices at your local florist. This selection sold by Nature Hills is a choice plant for your cutting garden or garden bed.Like all willows, French Pussy Willow trees thrive by water and can handle full sun or light shade. They have a beautiful and graceful form that will elevate any garden, but they are mainly grown for the amazing catkins they produce in late winter and early spring.According to legend, the pussy willow gets its name because many springtime’s ago a mother cat was crying at the bank of the river. Her kittens had been chasing butterflies and had fallen in the water and were drowning. The willows at the river’s edge longed to help her, so they swept their long graceful branches into the waters to rescue the tiny kittens. The kittens gripped on so tightly to their branches that every spring the willows sprout tiny fur-like buds at their tips where the tiny kittens clung to safety. French Pussy Willow Tree will be a welcome addition to any landscape or garden bed and will fill your vases with lovely branches every spring.* Graceful but hardy plants * Great for cutting gardens * Thrives in wet spots in your garden.
One of The Most Useful Plants In Your GardenSome plants may not be strikingly beautiful, but they’re still attractive and solve a problem. The Dwarf Blue Leaf Arctic Willow is one of those plants. There are no showy flowers in the spring, no glowing color in the fall.What makes it a truly useful plant, though, is that it LOVES the wet spots in your yard and it makes a great alternative to tall ornamental grasses in colder regions.The Dwarf Blue Leaf Arctic Willow has a nice willow-leaved texture and a soft, wispy look and will wave gracefully in a breeze. The leaves are shades of blue-green and silver and rustle in the wind. It is perfect for the back of the border and is a great companion to shrub roses and climbing roses. It offsets rigid conifers and flat fences with its swaying stems. Use it to soften the corners of your house or to flank a garden gate.Where this plant really shines is in the low, wet spots in your yard where other plants whither and rot. The Dwarf Blue Leaf Arctic Willow is often used by public works departments in swales and water treatment sites because of its easy breezy attitude and thirsty nature.Did we mention the slender purple branches that are left in late fall when the leaves drop off? These add nice winter interest to your landscape.Don’t wait to order this problem-solver from Nature Hills Nursery. It will become one of your most prized garden additions!* Silver Blue Wispy Foliage * Rounded 4′ Shrub * Tolerates Salt and Wet Soil .