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Salix caprea

Common Name(s):
European pussy willow, Goat willow, Pussy-willow
Cultivar(s):
Pendula
Categories:
Shrubs, Trees
Comment:

Withstands heavy pruning; tolerant of adverse conditions; short lived

Height:
12-25 ft.
Foliage:
Alternate, simple dark green leaves; 2-4 in. long; gray pubescent below
Flower:
Showy male 1-2 in. catkins in early spring
Zones:
4-8
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun to partial shade
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Upright; shrubby; multistemmed; multitrunk
Width:
8-15 ft.
Growth Rate:
Rapid
Leaf:
2 to 4 in. alternate, simple leaves
Tags:
deciduous

NCCES plant id: 1762