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SALIX caprea 'Kilmarnock'

Commonly known as Goat willow, Pussy willow

Top grafted weeping Kilmarnock willow
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Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
H/Std £30.00 each 

Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2021
plant size comparison icon 7.5 to 10 Litre


  • 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
  • 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 -
1.5-2m (5-6ft) depending on grafting height.
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  to 2m (6½ft)

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