Salix caprea ‘Pendula’ Salix

Salix

Salix caprea ‘Kilmarnock’

Description: A small, steeply weeping, umbrella-like tree with heavily pendulous branches. Large grey catkins with yellow anthers open before the mid-green ovate leaves in spring.

History: Discovered on the banks of the River Ayr in Scotland in the mid-1850s and propagated by Thomas Lang of Kilmarnock from where it got its name.

Salix Growing Tips: Suitable for damp places especially. Position to highlight winter sun on stems. Hard pruning in early spring is recommended of those grown for their winter stem colour.

Height and Spread (after 10 years): 1.5m x 1m

Attributes

  • Tree shape: Weeping
  • Leaf colour: Silver / Green
  • S Size: Small
  • Prune after flowering
  • Wet tolerant

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