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Weeping French Pussy Willow

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Charming Accent Weeping French Pussy Willow

  • Outstanding Early Spring Display
  • Fountain-Like Form Can Be Shaped Into a Stunning "Umbrella"
  • Must-Have for Cutting Gardens
  • Wonderful Specimen or Focal Point
  • Yellow Fall Color
  • 4 Seasons of Interest
  • Performs Even in Wet Soil
  • Children Love this Tree

The sweet, fuzzy catkins and the excellent form of the Weeping French Pussy Willow Tree (Salix caprea 'Pendula') welcomes spring each year with a lot of style. This might be the perfect specimen plant.

It's also a hardy, easy to grow deciduous tree that does not demand a lot of work from you. It is fast-growing and long-lived and tolerates most soil types.

You've seen the famous Pussy Willows in high-end, designer flower arrangements. But this tree is no "one-trick pony." It looks great all year long.

In summer, you'll love the dark green foliage that cloaks the downturned branches lushly. Even in fall, you'll appreciate the golden-yellow tones. For winter interest, study the excellent, strongly weeping form.

French Pussy Willow trees thrive by water and can handle full sun or light shade. The lyrical weeping form will easily elevate the look of any landscape.

Add a Weeping French Pussy Willow Tree and you'll have a never-ending supply of these amazing "fussies" to fill your vases with. Order yours today!

How to Use Weeping French Pussy Willow in the Landscape

This tree makes a terrific focal point in a small Rain Garden. Plant it in a low spot in your yard, and add easy-care Rushes and moist prairie plants, such as Cardinal Flower and Swamp Milkweed.

Try them near a pond, where the reflection will double the viewing pleasure. Or, for a more prosaic application, use them near your downspout from the gutter system.

This is a great specimen tree to use at the corner of your house to anchor your foundation planting. It's especially effective for smaller houses or bungalows.

Create a "Spring Garden" feature by underplanting one with flowering bulbs. What a fantastic way to welcome the new growing season!

Kids of all ages get very excited to see and feel the springtime flowers. Why not give one as a way to celebrate the birth of a child? Or use one near the outdoor play equipment in your yard.

#ProPlantTips for Care

Give your new plant full sun for best results. Durable Pussy Willow trees will thrive in a variety of soil types, including those that stay wet for a period of time.

Provide a moderate amount of water on a regular basis. Apply a 3-inch layer of mulch around the tree, leaving at least 6 inches of clearance around the trunk.

Prune them several times a year to maintain an open and airy look. Remove any shoots growing along the trunk regularly. Trim the bottom of the branches to your desired length, or allow it to grow down to the ground.

Harvest your catkins in early spring by selecting a few of the thickest branches to remove completely back to the main trunk. Prune out branches that cross over one another at this time. Remove wayward shoots from the top of your tree, as well.

Don't miss these special trees. Order your Weeping French Pussy Willow from the expert growers at Nature Hills today!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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0 - 19.99 14.95
20 - 49.99 17.95
50 - 69.99 19.95
70 - 99.99 24.95
100 - 129.99 29.95
130 - 130+ Approx 25%

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PLANT HIGHLIGHTS

Weeping French Pussy Willow Is Suited to Grow in Zones 4-8
Growing Zones 4-8
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Salix caprea 'Pendula'
Mature Height 6 - 8 feet
Mature Spread 8 - 10 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Widely Adaptable
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Pink/Gray
Foliage Deciduous
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes