3ft Kilmarnock Willow Tree | 4L Pot | Salix caprea 'Kilmarnock'

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3ft Kilmarnock Willow Tree | 4L Pot | Salix caprea 'Kilmarnock'
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3ft Kilmarnock Willow Tree | 4L Pot | Salix caprea 'Kilmarnock'

Architectural tree perfect for small gardens

A bushy tree, this willow has a dense, weeping style to it and provides year-round interest. Bright grey fuzzing anthers emerge from its graceful pendulous shoots in the spring before the rich green ovate foliage appears.

Good in most soils, this tree is hardy, and will prevail through most winters quite easily. It needs very little work, and as such, is an interesting plant to watch grow.

Variety Information

Habit Weeping
Flower Colour Grey
Foliage Colour Green (Summer), Orange (Autumn)
Bark Colour Brown
Features Spring Blossom, Architectural Form

Size Information

Supplied As 4L Pot
Height on Arrival Height can vary depending on when you purchase your tree, and what rootstock and variety combination you buy.0.9m (3ft)
Age 2 Years with 4 Year Rootstock
Eventual Height & Spread Eventual size depends on both environmental and genetic conditions. 2m x 1.5m (6.5 x 5ft)
Supplied As Height On ArrivalTitle Supplied By Price Link Image
4L Pot 0.9m 4L Pot Primrose-Supplied Tree
Primrose £34.99This Product
5L Pot 1.2m5L Pot Primrose-Supplied Tree
RRP £44.99  £39.99
PrimroseRRP £44.99  £39.99 View Here
12L Pot 1.5m 12L Pot Frank P Matthews-Supplied Tree
Primrose £74.99 View Here
18L Pot 1.8m 18L Pot Primrose-Supplied Tree
Primrose£119.99View Here
Optional Extras
  • One Tree Stake and Tie Kit - 1.2m
    Add +
  • 60g Empathy rootgrow™ Mycorrhizal Fungi
    Add +
  • Tree Planting Kit - Tree Stake, Tie and Empathy Rootgrow
    Add +
  • 1L Grow Your Own Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser by Empathy™
    Add +
Selected items will be included with your purchase

Key is to regularly water newly-planted trees, at least bimonthly for two months. It is also important to ensure you choose a location where your tree has enough space, which you can calculate from a variety's eventual height and spread.

Bare root & containerised trees have different planting requirements. With bare root, it is important to soak your tree's roots in water for up to 2 hours before planting, while with containerised trees it is important to drench your tree's rootball. With bare root it can be useful to prune woody roots back a few inches, while with containerised trees, it is important to free any spiralized roots growing around the rootball's circumference. With bare root trees, dig a hole so as to ensure the graft point is above the soil, while with containerised trees, ensure the pot sits no lower than an inch below ground.

Bare root & containerised trees also share planting requirements. Dig a hole twice the radius of the rootball. Stake your tree no more than 2-3 inches from the stem, pointing away from the prevailing wind. Fill the hole with a mix of compost and garden soil, and add fertiliser and mycorrhizal fungi. Do not compress the soil. Give your tree a good watering. Add mulch on top whether bark and wood chippings, compost, manure, leaf-mould and stones. Make sure mulch doesn't touch the stem. Tie the stake to your tree, leaving space for growth. Place a rabbit guard around your tree.

Apply fertiliser and replace decomposed mulch come spring. Check ties to ensure there is no rubbing. Collect fallen leaves in autumn.

All trees arrive in a specially made, extra thick, cardboard box with a clamp to hold the pot in place at the bottom of the box. This prevents any movement during transit, keeping your plant safe.

We wrap the roots of our bare root trees and use compost to keep them moist during transport. This extra bit of protection prevents them from drying out and makes sure your tree gets off to a flying start.

We use the same specialised box as our potted trees to ensure safe transit.

Willow trees are easy to grow. Your tree’s growth and output will likely be fine providing you followed our planting and care instructions. Below we address some common queries:

  • Hardiness: Most species of willow are native to the UK, and the species that aren't are from far colder regions, so the UK's mild winters will not affect your tree.
  • Position: Willow trees benefit from being planted in full sun. Planting your tree in a sheltered spot will allow the tree to put more resources into flowering.
  • Soil Types: Soil types are best ignored and remain an unwelcome confusion. Every plant will adapt to its conditions. Having said that, less than ideal conditions will reduce growth. Waterlogged soils will starve your tree of oxygen, which plays a key role in photosynthesis, cause its roots to rot and create the perfect environment for many diseases. Similarly, compressed soils can starve a tree of oxygen and water, so do not compress the soil when planting. Aeration can be improved further with mulching.

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Customer Reviews

Average Rating: 4.1/5 (7 reviews)

Rating: 5/5

"Excellent service arrived in good condition"

Reviewed Thursday, 8 November 2018

Rating: 4/5

"Very good service, arrived on time well packed in good condition."

Reviewed Tuesday, 16 October 2018

Rating: 2/5

"The tree was much smaller than expected and had clearly been re-potted into its advertised 9 litre container from a much smaller one very shortly before dispatch. All of the new potting medium fell off when unpacking to reveal a much smaller root ball. Local garden centre was much better value."

Reviewed Tuesday, 15 May 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Nice plant that is thriving."

Reviewed Friday, 11 May 2018

Rating: 4/5

"Good tree. Original lost in post but replacement quickly dispatched. Good customer service."

Reviewed Sunday, 24 September 2017

Rating: 4/5

"Arrived in good condition. Now planted and will see how it grows"

Reviewed Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Rating: 5/5

"fabulous willow and looks great in my garden"

Reviewed Friday, 13 March 2015

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