Salix caprea - 'Kilmarnock' (Dwarf Weeping Willow)
Salix caprea Description
This small dwarf willow is commonly used in small gardens as an architectural tree by water, containerised or in a mixed bed. Producing yellow bud and silver catkins in spring - which burst into a cascade of weeping fine gray green foliage. 2m X 2m.
Salix caprea - Cultivation Notes
Kilmarnock willow prefers deep moist fertile soils. Avoid planting in very exposed locations where buds / leaves may be damaged. Prune suckers from grafted stem in late winter - trim bush to shape.
Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage
Strengths of Salix caprea:
Weaknesses of Salix caprea
- All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
- Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
- Attractive form or foliage for all year interest
- Will not tolerate exposed, cold or hot and sunny locations
- Does not produce showy attractive flowers
Salix, Salex, Selax, Saylix, Saylics, Salics