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One of the earliest shrubs to bloom in spring, the flowers of the Pussy Willow are called catkins. Long, slender, coffee-brown branches are lined with these fat, fluffy silver-pink fuzzy clusters in early April. When fully mature the catkins are studded with golden-yellow pollen-bearing stamen. In summer the Pussy Willow has dark green leaves and usually reach 10 feet. These make ideal screen hedge or background plants. Are also attractive when planted as a single shrub or with other border plants. Just for fun, branches can be forced into bloom earlier if they are cut and brought indoors in late winter. Excellent for drying.
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