Salix gracilistyla Melanostachys

Salix (Black Pussy Willow)

£5.99

Salix gracilistyla Melanostachys

Each

(Code H9520)

£5.99

Pack of 3

(Code H9521)

£11.98
An intriguing black willow with glossy oval leaves in spring and red and black stems in winter. Early in the year purple-black catkins with red anthers appear that turn yellow with pollen. These uniquely shaped claw like catkins have earned this Salix the common name 'Pussy Willow'. A rapidly growing shrub whose branches make great addictions to cut flower displays. Holds the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit for reliable performance, stability of colour and form and good resistance to pests and diseases. Height 3m. 9cm pot grown plant supplied.

Key Product Information

Season Interest Spring
Flower Colour N/A
Foliage Colour BROWN/BLACK
Preferred Location
  • Suitable for planting in sunny locations
    sun
  • Suitable for planting in partially shaded locations
    part-shade
Positive attributes
  • Excellent for cut flowers
    cut-flower
  • Suitable for growing in pots and containers
    container
How Supplied 9cm Pot grown plant
Delivery Delivery within 28 days

Key Product Information

Delivery within 28 days

Season Interest

Spring

Flower Colour

N/A

Foliage Colour

BROWN/BLACK

Preferred Location
Suitable for planting in sunny locations
sun
Suitable for planting in partially shaded locations
part-shade
How Supplied

9cm Pot grown plant

Flowering Time

  • J
  • F
  • M
  • A
  • M
  • J
  • J
  • A
  • S
  • O
  • N
  • D

Available to buy

  • J
  • F
  • M
  • A
  • M
  • J
  • J
  • A
  • S
  • O
  • N
  • D

Plant Size

Mature Height 300cm
Mature Spread 400cm
Height Supplied 20cm
Height Supplied

20cm

Mature Height

300cm

Mature Spread

400cm

Planting Remove from the pot and plant in a hole with extra room on both sides for the roots to develop.
Soil Type Plant in any good quality garden soil
Pruning Remove any unwanted/damaged shoots in late winter/early spring
Planting

Remove from the pot and plant in a hole with extra room on both sides for the roots to develop.

Soil Type

Plant in any good quality garden soil

Pruning

Remove any unwanted/damaged shoots in late winter/early spring

Will tolerate most types of soil, as long as it is well drained. They can also be grown in tubs or containers, making them perfect for all gardens, regardless of size available.
You can add some support to the young plants by staking them as they continue to develop a full head. Prune hard every three-four years.
  • Information
  • Key Product Information

    Season Interest Spring
    Flower Colour N/A
    Foliage Colour BROWN/BLACK
    Preferred Location
    • Suitable for planting in sunny locations
      sun
    • Suitable for planting in partially shaded locations
      part-shade
    Positive attributes
    • Excellent for cut flowers
      cut-flower
    • Suitable for growing in pots and containers
      container
    How Supplied 9cm Pot grown plant
    Delivery Delivery within 28 days

    Key Product Information

    How Supplied

    9cm Pot grown plant

    Delivery within 28 days

    Season Interest

    Spring

    Flower Colour

    N/A

    Foliage Colour

    BROWN/BLACK

    Preferred Location
    Suitable for planting in sunny locations
    sun
    Suitable for planting in partially shaded locations
    part-shade

    Flowering Time

    • J
    • F
    • M
    • A
    • M
    • J
    • J
    • A
    • S
    • O
    • N
    • D

    Available to buy

    • J
    • F
    • M
    • A
    • M
    • J
    • J
    • A
    • S
    • O
    • N
    • D

    Plant Size

    Mature Height 300cm
    Mature Spread 400cm
    Height Supplied 20cm
    Height Supplied

    20cm

    Mature Height

    300cm

    Mature Spread

    400cm

    Planting Plant in prepared soil, with a hole large enough to firmly hold the module.
    Soil Type Well drained fertile soil.
    Pruning Deadhead as necessary to prolong flowering.
    Planting

    Remove from the pot and plant in a hole with extra room on both sides for the roots to develop.

    Soil Type

    Plant in any good quality garden soil

    Pruning

    Remove any unwanted/damaged shoots in late winter/early spring

  • Planting & growing Instructions
  • Will tolerate most types of soil, as long as it is well drained. They can also be grown in tubs or containers, making them perfect for all gardens, regardless of size available.
    You can add some support to the young plants by staking them as they continue to develop a full head. Prune hard every three-four years.
  • Video planting guides