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Salix caprea 'Kilmarnock' (Kilmarnock Willow) - 9L Pot

Code: TR0194
Salix caprea 'Kilmarnock' (Kilmarnock Willow) - 9L Pot
Salix caprea 'Kilmarnock' (Kilmarnock Willow) - 9L Pot

A bushy tree, this willow has a dense, weeping style to it, and the colour of the foliage is very unique. 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.

Characteristics

  • Flower Colour: grey/silver, yellow in spring
  • Foliage Colour: green
  • Approx. Growth Height: 2m
  • Comes in a: 9L polypot (not a rigid pot)
  • Approx. Height on Arrival: 150-170cm
  • Tree is approx 3 years old with a 1 year old rootstock
  • Flowering Period: spring
  • Tolerance: frost tolerant, fairly drought tolerant once established
  • Growing Habit: bushy
  • Hardiness: fully hardy
  • Exposure: exposed, sheltered
  • Rate of Growth: fast
  • Scented: barely
  • Wildlife friendly - attracts bees and other pollinating insects

Requirements

  • Light Requirements: full sun
  • Soil Requirements: neutral, clay, loam, sand
  • Moisture: moist, well-drained, moderately fertile

Caring and Maintenance

Water young trees regularly until roots are well established. Trim annually from mid to late summer. Apply some fertilizer in spring in order to promote healthy growth and a good crop. Optionally, mulch in spring. Check tree ties regularly and loosen any if necessary to avoid rubbing of the stems.

Planting

  • Planting Distance: 2m

Suited to almost all, well-drained and moderately fertile soils with pH between 6.5 and 7.5 in an exposed or sheltered location in full sun.
Before planting your tree, clean up all wandering weeds and keep a clean ring around the tree base. Water well during the first year until well established.

Autumn is the best season for planting trees, as the soil moisture and heat allow easier and faster root establishment and regeneration of damaged root systems.

This is an example of our polypot - note the fruit/ornamental trees we stock will vary in appearance according to species and season.
 
Customer Reviews

Average Rating: 4.7/5 (3 reviews)

Rating: 4/5

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

Reviewed Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Rating: 5/5

"Beautiful tree arrived in excellent condition, the gardener who planted it was very impressed"

Reviewed Sunday, 17 May 2015

Rating: 5/5

"fabulous willow and looks great in my garden"

Reviewed Friday, 13 March 2015

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