Advantages of willows that don’t weep, plus more from Master Gardeners

pussy willow
Pussy willow or Salix discolor is a native variety of willow. Photo courtesy Vern Wilkins, Indiana University,

When you think of a willow, you probably think of a weeping willow (Salix babylonica), which originated in China.

But if you want butterflies in your garden, you might want to choose native varieties of willow– they support at least 455 species of butterfly larva.

Find out more reasons to plant native willows in the article Willows That Don’t Weep by Lynn Chimera.

It’s one of the latest articles published in WNY Gardening Matters by the Master Gardeners of Cornell Cooperative Extension in Erie County.

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