We have three willows in the garden: one in the swamp and two in the cat garden area. The willow in the swamp is a black pussy willow, so I’m posting pictures of it from February that show its fuzz. I may add more recent photographs of that willow after I weed the area (but it is in February when it looks interesting). The pictures of the other two willows are from spring and summer.
I see some pruning in the future, especially for the two willows in the cat garden. Actually, I’m not super fond of the shape of the black pussy willow, so maybe sometimes I’ll prune it down too.
You can see other views of two of the willows in this recent post about the cat garden.
black pussy willow: Salix gracilistyla ‘Melanostachys’:
purple willow: Salix purpurea Nana’:
golden curls corkscrew willow: Salix matsudana ‘Golden Curls’:
purple willow: Salix purpurea ‘Nana’ and golden curls corkscrew willow: Salix matsudana ‘Golden Curls’: