Salix caprea pendula 'Kilmarnock'
caprea = goat pendula = weeping
Kilmarnock Weeping Goat Willow
This selection of Salix caprea 'Pendula' is much more vigorous than 'pendula' and is not a dwarf willow! It was discovered in Scotland by a member of the Hunter Clan. It is often top grafted onto a different willow and grown as a standard with lots of weeping branches that can reach the ground. See photo below!
Hardy to Zone 3.
USES: As an ornamental shrub in a large rock garden or as a standard, it can be used as a specimen plant or grown against a tall wall!
of Michael Dodge
One of the original Salix caprea
'Kilmarnock' in Scotland. This plant is 20ft tall, so it must have been trained up a structure.
Photo by Charles Hunter, of the Hunter Clan and used with permission.
At left is an English photo of 'Kilmarnock' grafted on top of a different species!