Named for the silky-white undersides of its narrow green leaves, the Silky Willow, Salix sericea, is a North American native and one of the most attractive of the willows. During the winter orange-apricot color buds open to showy pussy willow-like white flowers tipped in yellow that are a favorite of butterflies and beneficial pollinators. As with other willows this one prefers a consistently moist to wet soil so is ideal for planting in low lying or wetland areas and around the margins of bodies of water. Fast growing to 12 feet tall and equally as wide, it can be grown as a large rounded shrub or lower branches removed to form an attractive small tree. Its thin and purplish brown twigs create nice color during the fall and winter months. Can be grown in full sun or mostly shade. Get all the details below!