Salix gracilistyla 'Mount Aso'

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Buy Salix gracilistyla 'Mount Aso' Japanese pink pussy willow: Clothed with fuzzy pink catkins.

This shrub is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: any deep, moist but well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: April to May
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    The stems of this wonderful new form are clothed with fuzzy pink catkins in late winter and early spring, which are impossible not to stroke each time you pass. These look their best as they start to swell in mid- to late winter and make a wonderfully eye-catching feature for the winter garden. Even when the flowering has finished, the lush foliage, which has a silvery reverse, makes a great backdrop throughout the spring and summer for other plants that are just starting to bloom. Introduced by a breeder who specialises in cut flowers, the stems look equally impressive when cut and added to the vase.

  • Garden care: Requires minimal pruning. Remove any broken, diseased or crossing branches in late autumn or winter and shorten any over-long shoots. When planting incorporate lots of well-rotted compost in the planting.

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i recently purchased a 'Salix gracilistyla Mount Aso' the green leaves are starting to turn yellow is there anything i can do to stop this.


Hello, There will always be a few of the older leaves turning yellow as the plant puts on new growth, however if it is significant yellowing, then this is usually a result of either a lack of water, or not enough fertiliser.


is salix gracilostyla dioecious? If so can I specify which one to get - male with catkins, please??


Hello, These species are dioecious, but the cultivar we sell ('Mount Aso') is a male plant.


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