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Salix gracilistyla ‘Mt Aso’

Japanese Pink Pussy Willow, Red Bud Pussy Willow

Main interest:
huge colourful catkins
Soil & Exposure:
full sun to partial shade, average water needs
Flower:
red flower buds, pink catkins turning silver, early spring
Foliage:
dark green, deciduous
USDA Hardiness:
zone 4: -34.4 ° C (-30 ° F) View Zone Map
Mature height & width (max.):
height: 6 ft (1.8 m) width: 7 ft (2.1 m)
Use:
cut flower

Japanese Pink Pussy Willow proper latin name is Salix gracilistyla ‘Mt Aso’. It can sometimes be incorrectly named Salix chaenomeloides.

Native to Japan, China and Korea the Japanese Pink Pussy Willow is ornamental and grown for its large dusty pink catkins which bloom in late winter and early spring. It’s also known as “Red Bud Pussy Willow” for the bright vermillion colour of its dormant buds. This willow is quite small, it can grow 6 feet tall and large.

However, in order to have a steady supply of branches which create these catkins it is best to cut the plant back to 1 or 2 feet above the ground every 2 to 3 years. Great for use in winter arrangements.

Synonym:
Salix gracilistyla ‘Mount Asama’
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