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Pussy Willow Trees (Salix caprea)

£4.95

A valuable tree that offers early nectar and pollen for bees and other pollinators at the beginning of Spring, and the branches make good nesting and roosting sites for birds.

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Description

‘Salix caprea’ otherwise known as Pussy Willow or Goat Willow.

The male catkins of the goat willow look like a cat’s paws. It supports lots of wildlife, including the elusive and regal purple emperor butterfly. The stems are often used in floristy and add an nice contrast against the flowers.

It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers dry moist or wet soil and can tolerate maritime exposure and atmospheric pollution.

  • Deciduous
  • Fast growing
  • Grows up to 10m
  • British native
  • The catkins provide an early source of nectar and pollen for pollinating insects
  • Hardy and low maintenance
  • Stems are often used in floristy

Delivery

Trees are around 40cm and 60cm tall supplied. Trees supplied without plant pot for safe shipping and to reduce waste.

Additional information

Weight 700 g
Dimensions 80 × 15 × 15 cm
Delivery

Trees are posted out using Royal Mail.

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