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Salix caprea - 'Kilmarnock' (Dwarf Weeping Willow)

Type Tree, Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Deciduous
Form Weeping or Cascading Foliage, Architectural Form
Size Small Tree (1.5 to 3m height)
Colours Medium green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Frost hardy
Growth Slow Growing Plant
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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:

  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Attractive form or foliage for all year interest

Weaknesses of Salix caprea

  • Will not tolerate exposed, cold or hot and sunny locations
  • Does not produce showy attractive flowers
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Common Missspellings: Salix, Salex, Selax, Saylix, Saylics, Salics

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