Willow, Pussy – Goat Willow (Salix caprea)

$19.99

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AVAILABLE JUNE 2021 FOR PICKUP & GROUP ORDERS

2 Gallon

According to author Peter Lindtner, If you only have room for one small tree in you landscape, plant this one! The silky catkins appear in March and are readily visited by hungry bees. Both male and female flowers produce nectar; the male gives pollen only. Likes wet feet, but will grow upland as well.

In studies performed by Michigan State University’s Dr. Thomas Wood, just two genus’ of plants, the willows and the maples, provide 59% of ALL pollen collected by native bees (and honey bees, it’s assumed). Salix caprea is the most important among the willows, providing nutritious early pollen and nectar.

Flower Color: Yellow
Zones: 4-7
Growth Habit: shrub
Height: 15′
Spread: 10′
Light Needs: Sun to part shade
Flowering Season: Early Spring
Landscape Value: 5 of 5
Naturalizing Value: 5 of 5
Pollen Value: 4 of 5
Nectar Value: 2 of 5
Water Requirements: moist to wet
Native: Europe
Invasive: No