SALIX caprea 'Kilmarnock'

Commonly known as Goat willow, Pussy willow

Top grafted weeping Kilmarnock willow
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Broadly elliptic, toothed leaves to 10cm (4in) long, dark-green above, grey-green beneath.
  • Height
    1.5-2m (5-6ft) depending on grafting height.
  • Spread
    To 2m (6½ft)
  • Tree
    Weeping tree with dense head of yellow-brown shoots. Grey male catkins 3cm (1.25in) long on bare shoots in mid spring
  • Very hardy
    Hardy in the severest continental climates including exposed upland locations in the UK. Plant can withstand temperatures < -20 (-4°F)
  • Full sun

SALIX caprea 'Kilmarnock'

 
Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
H/Std £40.00 each 
Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2022
plant size comparison icon 7.5 to 10 Litre

 

  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Syn. S. caprea 'Pendula'. Wildlife plant - insects
    Pests & Diseases
    Aphids, caterpillars, leaf beetles, sawflies, willow scale, anthracnose, honey fungus, rust
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Serrulate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Elliptic
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Seasonal Interest
    Spring
    Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
  • Tree Shape
    Weeping / pendulous
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
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1.5-2m (5-6ft) depending on grafting height.
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  to 2m (6½ft)
 

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