Please identify this pussy willow

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  1. dsr

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    Also, is the live tree available to purchase in Lower Mainland? Thanks.
     

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    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Floral arrangement? Native species? From a park? A street tree?

    And, to give you an idea of the difficulty in identifying a willow, see the first quoted paragraph on this page.
     
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    Wow, I had no idea Willow was so difficult to identify. These particular branches are from a floral arrangement. I would like to grow a tree that produces something at least similar, if such a thing is possible in these region. Looks like Salix scouleriana is common to North America, but from the pictures I found it doesn't look similar.
     
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    The closest match I can find is Salix discolor. Any idea where I can purchase a live tree / shrub ?
     
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    Daniel Mosquin Paragon of Plants UBC Botanical Garden Forums Administrator Forums Moderator 10 Years

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    Since this is from a floral arrangement, that might make things a bit easier.

    A search for "salix" "floral arrangement" suggests a few commonly-used cultivars for floral arrangements -- seems like Salix caprea and its cultivars are used for this purpose in the trade.

    Here are a couple places that sell these in BC (this isn't an endorsement, and you'd be wise to continue searching for whatever combination of service/price/convenience/selection you prefer):

    Bluestem Nurseries

    Art Knapp Surrey
     

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