Huge pink "pussy willow" flowers on reddish stems makes this willow a spectacular early-spring landscape plant. Grows quickly and handles damp soils so great restoration tree for agroforestry projects with wet area ditches. Makes for easy care hedge as visual barrier in city or windbreak in country. Can be trimmed to a dense 3 m shrub or a small 5 m tree. Willow sticks make great food for beavers. Humans can use willow twig extracts as rooting stimulant for cuttings and the long red willow twigs make great handicraft wood for baskets, fences, etc. Versatile, beautiful, cold hardy(zone 2) tree for permaculture farms everywhere. Also have silver-leaf version of this "pussy" willow tree......let us know if you want silver version.