Salix caprea ‘Pendula’ – Weeping Pussy Willow

Update 2008: We saved this one. Which was quite handy as it was on our future plant list.

Weeping Pussywillow, Kilmarnock Willow, Goat Willow

Family: Salicaceae (sal-i-KAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Salix (SAL-iks) (Info)
Species: caprea (KAP-ree-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Pendula

Category:
Trees

Height:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 °C (-30 °F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Deciduous

Other details:
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Propagation Methods:
By grafting
By budding

A dwarf, weeping tree with dark green leaves with grey-green undersides. In mid- to late spring, the bare branches are covered in golden male catkins, which superb in cut-flower arrangements. An ideal tree for the small garden or even planted in a pot on the patio. It will grow no taller than it’s current size but will thicken right out year on year to provide an ever better show.

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