Salix caprea 'Kilmarnock'
|Description||This small, umbrella-shaped tree adds a graceful and attractive element to the small garden or lawn. The pussy willow buds start yellow then fade to gray and precede foliage each spring. Cut stems with buds add wonderful texture to winter flower arrangements. Deciduous.|
|Watering||Keep soil moist to wet.|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing to 8 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide; larger with age.|
|Design Ideas||An exceptional form to create focal points and emphasize other positions in the garden. Grow adjacent to water gardens and stream beds to suggest the weeping willow on a much smaller scale. Grow in a children's garden to create private space beneath. Exceptionally romantic cottage garden accent as center point for more colorful planting.|
|Companion Plants||Forsythia (Forsythia); Bee Balm (Monarda); Turtlehead (Chelone); Winterberry (Ilex verticillata); Iris (Iris)|
|Care||Prefers humus-rich, evenly moist soils; adapts well to constantly wet sites. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, water as needed to maintain wet or moist soil. Apply a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Prune only as needed to shape.|
|Lore||This species is not only attractive in form but it offers florist quality pussy willow cuttings in spring.|
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4-8
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.