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Japanese Pink Pussy Willow 'Mount Aso'

Salix gracilistyla 'Mount Aso'

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size








10 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has a mild fragrance

Japanese Pink Pussy Willow 'Mount Aso' Overview

Salix gracilistyla 'Mount Aso' is a deciduous shrub that produces pink catkins in early spring before the slightly bluish leaves arrive.

Common problems with Japanese Pink Pussy Willow 'Mount Aso'

Can be attacked by caterpillars, sawflies and willow scale. They can also suffer from willow anthracnose.

How to harvest Japanese Pink Pussy Willow 'Mount Aso'

Generally not harvested.

How to propagate Japanese Pink Pussy Willow 'Mount Aso'


Take softwood cuttings in early summer or hardwood cuttings in winter.

Special features of Japanese Pink Pussy Willow 'Mount Aso'

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Japanese Pink Pussy Willow 'Mount Aso'

This spring flowering shrub makes a lovely addition to garden borders in most settings, from urban courtyards to informal cottage gardens. It will also thrive in coastal gardens. Its catkin laden stems are occasionally included in floral arrangements.


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