Pink Pussy Willow (Salix discolor ‘Rosea’)

Pink Pussy Willow

The Pink Pussy Willow, Salix discolor rosea, this form of Pussy Willow has the most unique, pale pink catkins. This is a very fast growing shrub and is suitable for wet areas. Best of all, it grow well in almost any soil.

They require full sun to really thrive, but will tolerate 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 blooms for forcing and floral arrangements, 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 considerably long time.

  • Loves Moisture!
  • Great For Floral Arrangements
  • Fast Growing
  • Tolerant Of Any Soil

Pink Pussy Willow (Salix discolor ‘Rosea’) Details

Common name Pink Pussy Willow
Botanical name Salix discolor 'Rosea'
Hardiness zone 4-9
Growth rate Fast
Height 15 - 25 ft.
Width 15 - 20 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil condition Widely Adaptable
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Flower color Pink Catkins
Leaf color Green