Landscape Use: Will enhance your winter landscape with vibrant colours on twigs, buds and catkins Soft, fine textured shrubs act as a great filler plant in the summer Fits well into relatively narrow problem areas Full sun. Extremely drought tolerant for Calgary and area gardens. Native pollinators (bees) feed on the early flowers. Special Conditions: Can handle wet, but this isn’t a requirement. You can make lovely pussy willow bouquets as a bonus.
Blackbud Willow (Salix petiolaris)
Variable in height, from 2-3m tall and wide. Round form. Narrow dark green leaf with yellow colour. Very tiny, subtle pussy willows (male catkins) appear before leaves in mid spring and line the branch like droplets of water Fine twigs vary from yellow to orange to red. Outstanding winter colours.