Salix gracilistyla 'Melanostachys', Black Pussy Willow

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Deep purplish-black fuzzy catkins with red anthers emerge in March and April before leaves unfurl, and are lovely by themselves in a tall dry stoneware vase. Consider cutting the plant back hard every 3-4 years to promote new, vigorous, thicker growth, making more apparent the purplish-black stems in winter. Leaves are 5" long, toothed, green above, silver below. 6-10' tall and rounded. This is one deep, dark, and handsome plant.

Minimum temperature: -20° F