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Mt. Asama Pink Willow

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SKU M361

Salix gracilistyla 'Mt. Asama'

These plants are a real treat for florists in Japan – 'Mt. Asama' Pussy Willow boasts pink-tinged buds that unfurl two-toned, dark burgundy and silver then age to black-silver. Named after Mt. Asama volcano, it's got bigger catkins than S. caprea – study shows it's really a variety of S. gracilistyla, also known as 'Mt. Aso'. Nothing ushers in spring better than Pussy Willows -- their bright catkins unfurl with the first warm days, providing much-needed nutritious pollen & nectar to our pollinating pals weakened from winter. Temperate Asia-native Pussy Willows make easy-care landscape shrubs – prune 'em after flowering & they'll be good-as-new the next go-round! Pink Pussy Willow (Salix chaenomeloides 'Mt Asama') catkins open a light pink

Size: 1 Gallon Pot


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  • What kind of environment do they need, wet/dry, sun/shade?

    Full sun in a moist, but average to well drained soil

  • can you plant zone 5

    This plant is hardy to USDA Zone 4, so yes.

  • How tall & wide does this grow?

    This willow tops out at about 8'-10' tall.

  • This is described as 'temperate' - how much cold can it tolerate?

    Hardy to USDA Zone 4

  • Very pretty .... Full sun? Wet soils? Deer resistance? Thanks!

    Yes, yes, and you'll have to see!

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews

Vibrant plant. Looks healthy and well established with leaves budding. Can’t wait til next spring to see the pink buds.

Frankie K.
Mt Asama pink willow

Arrived healthy and beautiful!! Can’t wait to watch it grow!!