Decorative Catkins

Whether soft and furry or long and dangling, catkins never fail to delight. They add a tactile and surprising dimension to the spring garden, at a time of year when positive change is most welcome.
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Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Photo By: DK - How to Grow Practically Everything © 2010 Dorling Kindersley Limited

Pussy willow, Salix hastata, 'Wehrhahnii'

4 feet tall, 4 feet wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun, moist soil.

Alnus incana

70 feet tall, 30 feet wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun, moist soil.

Betula nana

24 inches tall, 4 feet wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun, partial or dappled shade, well-drained soil, moist soil.

Itea ilicifolia

10 feet tall, 10 feet wide. Ideal growing condtions: full sun, well-drained soil, moist soil.

Salix lanata

3 feet tall, 5 feet wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun, moist soil.

Itea virginica

6 feet, 5 feet wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun, well-drained soil, moist soil

Betula papyrifera

70 feet tall, 30 feet wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun, partail or dappled shade, well-drained soil, moist soil.

Salix caprea, 'Kilmarnock'

5 feet tall, 6 feet wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun, moist soil

Salix reticulata

3 inches high, 12 inches wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun, moist soil.

Salix hastata

3 feet tall, 3 feet wide. Ideal growing conditions: full sun, moist soil.

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