- Flower nameShimanto rose-gold pussy willow
- Scientific nameSalix gracilistyla cv. shimanto
- Alias四万十猫柳, Salix gracilistyla cv. Shimanto
- Place of originShimanto (Kouchi prefecture,Japan)
- Place of floweringRiver, pond
- Flowering seasonMarch, April
What is Shimanto rose-gold pussy willow
Shimanto rose-gold pussy willow (Scientific name: gracilistyla cv. Shimanto) is a deciduous shrub in the willow family Salicaceae, which is native to Japan. It is a small variety of " V(nekoyanagi)". It grows wild on the banks of the Shimanto River and produces silvery-white flower ears that look like a cat's tail in early spring. It is a dioecious strain. The leaves are bright green on the front and hairy on the back, so they look grayish-white. Male plants produce only male flowers and female plants produce only female flowers. Male flowers produce many long, thread-like stamens with orange anthers, and when anthers open, yellow pollen is emitted. The female flowers are short and thread-like with yellow stamens. The male flowers are larger than the female flowers.
General name: Shimanto rose-gold pussy willow, Scientific name: Salix gracilistyla cv. Shimanto, Origin: Shimanto River, Habitat distribution: Riverside, Life type: Cold-resistant deciduous shrub, Tree height: 100-300 cm, Dioecious, Leaf shape: Elongated ellipsoid, Petiole: alternate, Flower color: Silvery-white, Flowering period: March-April, Inflorescence length: 3 - 4 cm, Inflorescence: Cylindrical, Use: Bonsai, Flower arrangement.