Pussy Willow Trees
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Three wks ago I purchased a black pussywillow bush/small tree. It stands about 3.5-4 ft. It was FULL of blooms coming on & so full

Zone Granite Falls, Washington State | Julia Hawkins added on May 19, 2019 | Answered

& green. We put in in the ground right away, w/ a little bit of Miracle grow potting soil. It has since turned & the leaves are t urning brown! We have kept it watered properly also. PLEASE HELP!! !

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on May 19, 2019

This plant likes loamy, moist, rich soil. It wants to be kept wet and will tolerate poorly-drained soil, but it is best if the soil is well-drained.
These plants love moisture. You will need to ensure they have plenty of water and are not subjected to drought conditions. In the first couple weeks; maintain a daily watering schedule. After this water them once or twice a week if there is no natural rainfall through their first season.
Review the care in the article below.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/pussy-willow/growing-pussy-willows.htm
You may also want to contact the greenhouse that you purchased the plant from. Most reputable garden centers will help you with care and will replace a new planting if it dies within the first year.

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