- Common Name(s):
- European pussy willow, Goat willow, Pussy-willow
- Shrubs, Trees
A small tree or shrub that withstands heavy pruning and is tolerant of adverse conditions. It can be a short lived individual.
Wildlife Value: Members of the Salix genus support the following specilized bees: Andrena (Parandrena) andrenoides, Andrena (Thysandrena) bisalicis, Andrena (Tylandrena) erythrogaster, Andrena (Andrena) frigida, Andrena (Micrandrena) illinoiensis, Andrena (Andrena) macoupinensis, Andrena (Trachandrena) mariae, Andrena (Parandrena) nida, Andrena (Micrandrena) nigrae, Andrena (Micrandrena) salictaria, Andrena (Parandrena) wellesleyana. This tree is mildly resistant to damage by deer.
- 12-25 ft.
- Alternate, simple dark green leaves; 2-4 in. long; gray pubescent below
- Showy male 1-2 in. catkins in early spring
- Sun to partial shade
- Upright; shrubby; multistemmed; multitrunk
- 8-15 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- 2 to 4 in. alternate, simple leaves
NCCES plant id: 1762