Salix Caprea 'Pendula' (Kilmarnock Willow)
|Species||:||Salix Caprea Pendula|
|Common Name(s)||:||Kilmarnock Willow,Willow|
|Seasons of Interest||:||Spring Interest|
|Tree Features||:||Yellow catkins|
|Mature Size||:||Small (under 10m)|
|Tree uses||:||Small Gardens,Urban Sites,Garden,Damp Sites|
|Soil Type||:||Moist Soil|
|Tree uses||:||Restricted Spaces|
A weeping form of the Pussy Willow
The weeping form of Pussy Willow that is top grafted onto a Salix caprea stem.
It was discovered by the side of the River Ayr in Scotland in the mid 1850s and was awarded the Award of Merit in 1977.
This small male weeping tree, which does best on moist soils, is perfect for gardens, producing the ultimate shape resembling an umbrella.
Its yellow shoots are followed in spring by attractive, grey catkins.
Mature height: 3-5m