Alternative Names: Rosegold pussy willow 'Mount Aso', Salix gracilistyla 'Mt. Aso', Salix gracilistyla 'Mt. Asama', Salix chaenomeloides 'Mount Aso', Salix chaenomeloides 'Mt Aso', Japanese pink pussy willow 'Mt Aso', Red-flowered pussy willow 'Mt. Aso'

Description: A multi-stemmed, deciduous, male shrub with upright, wide-spreading stems, silky-hairy when young, and oblong, blue to grey-green leaves, white-felted beneath. Red, silky catkins in late winter or early spring turn grey then yellow with age.

Characteristics: Ultimate height of 4.5m and ultimate width of 3.0m.

Position: Full sun.  North/East/South/West

Soil Moisture: Moist, but well-drained/Moisture-retentive

Soil Type: Clay/Loam/Sand

Soil PH: Acid/Neutral/Alkaline

Care Guide: Remove any unwanted/damaged shoots in late winter/early spring.

Uses: Coastal/Low maintenance/Wildlife

Salix gracilistyla 'Mount Aso'

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