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. They 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.