Q. Can you give me information on Salix discolor?
Salix discolor is our native Pussy Willow and in time without pruning will attain a height of 20’. It will have “Pussy Willows” and can be pruned to keep it lower. Prune each year and bring in the branches to enjoy the “Pussy Willows” and that way keep the height down and have the enjoyment of the plants. If you prune early in the season to keep the height down, you will not affect the next year’s buds—the“Pussy Willows”. If you do not prune it each year to a shrub, it will be a multistemmed 20’ shrub. It has a tall narrow form, not a rounded form. It is a very flexible plant and does not need to be in a very wet spot.