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Other common names
Kilmarnock willow Kilmarnock weeping willow
weeping great willow
Salix caprea 'Pendula' Salix caprea var. pendula (m)
Salix are deciduous shrubs and trees of diverse habit, with simple leaves and tiny flowers in catkins, male and female usually on separate plants. Some are valued for their brightly coloured winter shoots, others for their foliage or showy male catkins
Salicaceae / Salicaceae
'Kilmarnock' is a stiffly pendulous small tree with yellowish branches, ovate leaves, and large grey catkins with yellow anthers opening before the leaves
Aspect North-facing or East-facing or South-facing or West-facing
Exposure Sheltered or Exposed
MoistureWell-drained, Moist but well-drained
SoilLoam, Sand, Clay
pHAcid, Neutral, Alkaline
Grow in moderately fertile deep soil in full sun. Very compact form, ideal for smaller gardens
Propagate by grafting
Suggested planting locations and garden types
City & Courtyard Gardens
Pruning group 1
Can get aphids, caterpillars, leaf beetles and sawflies
May be affected by willow anthracnose diseases and a rust
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