Salix gracilistyla

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 Salix gracilistyla subsp. var.  Rosegold pussy willow
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Habit: shrub
Height: to
Width: to
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Height: 10 ft to 15 ft
Width: 10 ft to 15 ft
Lifespan: perennial
Exposure: sun
Water: wet, moist
Features: deciduous
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USDA Zones: 6 to 10
Sunset Zones: 3-24, 30-34, 39
Flower features: red, orange, yellow, pink
Salicaceae > Salix gracilistyla var. , Miq.

Salix gracilistyla[1] is a species of willow native to Japan, Korea and China known in English as Rosegold Pussy Willow.

It is a deciduous shrub that reaches a height of 1-6 m.

Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture

Salix gracilistyla, Miq. (S. Thunbergiana, Blume). Shrub: young branchlets tomentose, older reddish brown: stipules cordate: lvs. oblong-obovate to oblong-lanceolate, acute at both ends, serrulate, pubescent when young, later glabrous above, thinly pubescent and glaucescent below with prominent veins, 2-4 in. long: catkins cylindric, before the lvs., sessile; staminate 1 – 1 1/2 in. long, stamens 2, with connate filaments; pistillate longer; ovary pubescent with long and slender style. Japan.

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'Melanostachys', also known as Black Pussy Willow, is known for its jet-black male and female catkin blooms which appear in early Spring. Its male catkins also have red anthers which slowly turn soft yellow from pollen.



  1. Also S. gracilystilla

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