Baby pussywillows outlined with frost

I put in 10” dormant pussywillows, Salix gracilistyla ‘Mt Aso’ — 20 of them — in the spring, hoping they would take…then hoping they would grow to their 5’ tall height… then hoping they would form the beautiful rose-red pussies.

Well I got two out of three of my wishes.

They almost all took, grew new branches, new leaves – and now – pussies for winter.  Salix mt. asa pussy rimmed with frost dec 2015They are only about 18” tall so far, but I assume they have nice roots and next year should start making some height.

So I will have my “river” of pussywillows for summer leaves and winter color, and then I will interplant with Siberian Irises for spring bloom.  Yum.

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