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Pussy willow is a short-lived, fast growing, native tree or large shrubby shrub with a rounded crown. In early spring the silky furry catkins open before the leaves appear to signal spring is on the way. Large shrub (more than 8 feet).

The willow (Salix) collection is perhaps not the showiest of the Arboretum's plant collections, but in late winter and early spring it provides vital.

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