Not many things are blooming this early, but I would like to introduce you to the Salix caprea. This plant is also know as the weeping pussy willow. Picking branches loaded with the little catkins was a favorite pasttime of mine when I was small.
There are both male and female Pussy Willow trees. The male catkins are larger and more fluffy. This weeping tree is perfect for a location where you need a smaller tree. It’s mature height of 8-10′ makes it great for a focal point or patio tree.