A picture of a Kilmarnock Willow

Kilmarnock Willow

Salix caprea 'Kilmarnock'

Also known as

Kilmarnock Weeping Willow, Weeping Great Willow

Photo by AlanGardenMaster (All rights reserved)

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Frost Hardy

6a

USDA zone

-23°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2.5m

Max

2.5m

1.5m

Min

1.5m

20 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

More images of Kilmarnock Willow

A close up of the catkins of a Salix caprea 'Kilmarnock': this image was taken by Candide user AlanGardenMaster.
A close up of the catkins of a Salix caprea 'Kilmarnock': this image was taken by Candide user AlanGardenMaster.
A close up of the white fluffy cattail flowers of Salix caprea 'Kilmarnock'
A photo of Kilmarnock Willow
A photo of Kilmarnock Willow

Kilmarnock Willow Overview

Salix caprea 'Kilmarnock' is a deciduous shrub that has a weeping habit. Its bare hanging branches produce grey white catkins that open yellow in spring before its leaves appear. Its compact form makes it a popular choice for smaller town gardens.

Common problems with Kilmarnock Willow

Can be attacked by Caterpillars, Sawflies and leaf beetles and suffer from Willow anthracnose and rust.

How to harvest Kilmarnock Willow

Generally not harvested.

How to propagate Kilmarnock Willow

Grafting

Cuttings

You can propagate by semi-ripe cuttings in the summer, by hardwood cuttings in the winter, by seed.

Seed

Layering

By layering.

Special features of Kilmarnock Willow

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Kilmarnock Willow

Spring interest.