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Salix chaenomeloides Black Cat® ('Lubber's Zwart') (Pussywillow)

This deciduous shrub features black branches sporting large catkins that start out pink, then turn silver, and finally to deep black. Moderate growth rate.

Blooms early spring
10-12 ft tall x 10-12 ft spread
HARDY to -30°F (-34.4°C)
Deer and rabbit resistant
Shade tolerant


Zone Zone 4
Exposure Full Sun
Moisture High Moisture
Patent Info PP27403 CPBR6141
Brand Proven Winners