Unusual Pussy Willow

     Today, I saw the most unusual Pussy Willow since the Curly Pussy Willow. I had seen it while it was dormant last spring and wondered why the home owner was letting a scraggly, multi-trunked willow bush take over the flowerbed. And what’s worse, it wasn’t even a PUSSY willow, it was on of those pseudo-pussy willows that only put out leaves, then after a set of leaves, put out a flower that basically bypasses the entire silvery catkin stage.

     I happened to see the bush today, and my first impression was that the bush had underwent a severe attack and skeletonizing by Japanese beetles. After taking a closer look, I realised that the first six inches of the twig exhibited green leaves. After that, the leaves were pure white! Do the white leaves mature to green? That is a good question. I knew a blue spruce to do that, but a spruce is not as aggressive a grower as a Pussy Willow and couldn’t handle the disadvantage. This pussy willow has exhibited aggressive growth as evidenced by the last few years’ growth.

     I have never seen something like this and will keep you posted if I learn more n this variety of bush.

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2 Responses to “Unusual Pussy Willow”

  1. mrdave96 Says:

    I wrote a detailed article on unusual pussy willow, documenting an unusual pussy willow called contorted pussy willow. This unusial pussy willow is a truly amazing bush and I will post a link to the article once it comes out.

  2. mrdave96 Says:

    My article on contorted pussy willow, wild pussy willow, and french pink pussy willow has been published! Visit it at http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/842935/pussy_willow_culture_and_uses_for_this.html

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