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Mount Aso Pussy Willow

$74.99
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$74.99
This product does not ship to: Idaho
  • Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 8 - 10 Feet
  • Mature Spread 8 - 10 Feet
  • Growing Zones 4 - 9

The Mount Aso Pussy Willow or Salix gracilistyla is one of the first plants to welcome spring. The unique rosy-pink flowers are known as catkins and feature a fuzzy and almost fluffy texture. Each bloom reaches about 2 inches long before transitioning into a silvery color. The bright blooms are coveted by florists and inspired the name 'Mount Aso', which is the largest active volcano in Japan. Admire the spring blooms at a time when the rest of the garden is still waking up. Remember to trim the attractive flowers to feature indoors.

Pussy Willow plants bloom from March through April, and the flowers emerge before the foliage. The bluish-gray foliage grows later in the spring and stays in place throughout the summer and fall. Feature this deciduous shrub as a focal point or a specimen planting. The Mount Aso Pussy Willow is a vigorous grower that can adapt to most conditions. Grow this shrub as a perennial in zones 4 through 9.

Mount Aso Pussy Willow Care

Pussy willows grow best in damp soil, but avoid areas with standing water. Plant it in full sun in rich, moist soil that is loamy and promotes drainage. This plant has average water needs and seldom needs water if grown in damp areas. Feed established plants using a balanced fertilizer applied during the fall. 

Prune the Mount Aso Pussy Willow to maintain its shape and size. Wait until after the flowers are done blooming to prune. You can also coppice this tree after blooming to encourage young stems with better blooms each year. Spread a thick layer of mulch around the base of the pussy willow in the fall to protect against cold weather.

Mount Aso Pussy Willow Spacing

The Mount Aso Pussy Willow grows 8 to 10 feet tall and wide. Space shrubs 8 feet apart to create a continuous planting. 

Mount Aso Pussy Willow Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 9
Plant Type: Bushes
Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 8 - 10 Feet
Mature Spread: 8 - 10 Feet
Spacing: 8 - 10 Feet
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): Pink
Flower Description: Soft fuzzy pink
Bloom Period: March-April
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Color(s): Green
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering
Watering: Average
Resists: Deer, Disease
Tolerates: Heat, Salt
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies
Container Role:
Uses: Hedges & Privacy, Specimen or Focal Point
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance
Brand:
Common Name: Mount Aso Pussy Willow
Other Name(s):
Scientific Name: Salix gracilistyla 'Mt. Aso'
SKU:
1231012331-pc

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

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Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location


Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.