Salix caprea 'Kilmarnock'
Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.
|Botanical Pronunciation||SAY-liks KAP-ree-a|
|Lore||This species is not only attractive in form but it offers florist quality pussy willow cuttings in spring.|
|Average Size at Maturity||Moderate growing to 8 ft. tall, 6 ft. wide; larger with age.|
|Bloom Time||Early Spring|
|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.|
|Flower Attribute||Flowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers|
|Garden Style||Asian/Zen, Contemporary, Cottage|
|Landscape Use||Rock Garden, Specimen, Very Wet Areas, Water Garden, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun|
|Soil Needs||Tree & Shrub Food|
|Special Feature||Extreme Cold Hardiness, Fall Color, Naturalizes Well, Tolerates Poor Soils, Tolerates Wet Soils, Year-round Interest, Tolerates Road Salt|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly to maintain wet or evenly moist soil - weekly or more.|
|Key Feature||Exquisite Weeping Form|
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.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 4 - 8