Dwarf Weeping Willow Salix Pendula Kilmarnock
An attractive small Pussy Willow tree (Salix caprea 'Kilarnock') is ideally suited for planting in a small garden or keeping in a large pot on a patio. An absolute delight in spring when very little else is in blossom, the branches of this tree are covered with large, fluffy, silver-coloured catkins that are studded with golden anthers (pussy willows). An Ideal choice for tubs or patios. Expect a final height of 2.5m (8ft 4in).
As with most weeping trees, you can determine final height by allowing the tree to grow to the height you require and then cut the main trunk/stem. If you are going to restrict growth by keeping it in the pot and then planting it, you need to remember to feed every year. The larger the pot, the larger the tree will grow.
Dwarf Weeping Willow Salix Pendula Kilmarnock Options
We usually have several options available in terms of height, age and form. The ones we currently have in stock will be listed in the options choices above but generally, they are as follows:
80cm+: Roughly 80cm clear stem plus the foliage on top so around 100cm in total. 4-7L pot.
90-120: 5-10L pot, quarter standard.
120cm: Roughly 120cm clear stem not including the foliage on top. 9-12L pot
125+: Roughly 120cm clear stem not including foliage on top. 15-18L pot. A season or two older than the 120cm option.
150+ : 150+cm tall, 12-15L pot, Half Standard.
(HS) 6-8cm: 12-18L pot, older and more established than previous options. Half Standard, around 80cm clear stem plus foliage head on top, good for pots and small plots. Will have larger/more established foliage compared to the previous option.
(HS)8-10cm: 18-20L pot, older and more established than (HS) 6-8cm. Half Standard, around 80cm clear stem plus foliage head on top, good for pots and small plots. Will have larger/more established foliage compared to the previous option.
Girth 8-10cm: 18-30L pot. Around 180cm clear stem plus foliage head on top
*Heights are given as a very rough guideline and can have considerable variation based on species and supplier (each nursery experiences different growing conditions) It may even have been pruned before being sent out so we can only guarantee girth.
Once a mature Dwarf Weeping Willow Salix Pendula Kilmarnock is around 4 years old then girth is the best measure of value for money. For every girth measurement increment e.g. 6-8cm to 8-10cm, the canopy will be wider, stronger, bushier and the root system larger as it has experienced 12-18 months growth. You can notice larger root systems with potted versions because the pot size increases with maturity. As a very general rule, each one cm girth measurement represents around 30cm growth but this doesn't apply to slow-growing trees and weeping trees such as this.
Rootball means it will not come in a pot but will have the roots wrapped which you need to remove before planting and are available for delivery only between November and March. If listed in a pot, they are available to purchase and plant all year round.
Standard and Half Standard means lollipop shape. Industry definitions mean Half Standard have around 80-150cm clear stem and Standard around 180cm or more. Half Standards will usually be quite smaller than their standard equivalent girth size and more suited for pots and small plots.
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See What Our Customers Are Saying About Our Dwarf Weeping Willow Salix Pendula Kilmarnock
Thank you. Has arrived and now sitting in garden enjoying a drink! Andy 0520
‘Tree arrived after some gentle prodding and I have to say we are absolutely delighted. We ordered a miniature weeping willow and having carefully followed the planting instructions it is now doing really well in it’s new home with loads more buds and it’s going to look just great. Thanks for a great, humorous and relatively speedy service Ian Kennedy 0516
Alan, Many thanks, the tree arrived safely yesterday, now your team can re-take their tea breaks, slow down a bit and continue watching Jeremy Kyle, I on the other hand will have to cancel all those things and dig the hole now and plant it! Thanks for your prompt attention. Ian Kennedy 0416
Thank you for my recent purchase (Dwarf Weeping Willow), arrived on time and in perfect condition, now takes pride and place in my small garden, am waiting to see the first blooms in spring, again thankyou for an excellent service.T. Haynes 0215
Just to let you know all 4 Weeping Willow trees have now arrived and look great. Looking forward to watching hubby dig 4 big holes!! Many thanks, Teresa Morse. No probLem's, the tree arrived in good condition and is now flourishing in the front garden.thanks rmcl 0815
Tree Jargon Explained
Half Standard: Around 80-100cm clear stem.
Standard: Around 180-200cm clear stem.
Feathered: Branches for most of the trunk/stem length.
Multi-Stem/Bush: Very little or no clear stem. Multiple branching starting low to the ground.
Rootball: Dug from the field with roots intact i.e. no pot.
Pot: Plastic container that the tree was grown in.
Maiden: 1 year tree that has not been pruned.
Pleached: Foliage a square/rectangle flat shape wired to a bamboo frame with some clear stem.
Screen: Same as pleached but much less/no clear stem.
Multiple Order Discount
Orders over £750 for 150cm+ trees might be discounted by contacting us
Ornamental Tree Roots In The Shade e.g. Behind A Fence
It is more important that that foliage (posh term for leaves) receives the sunlight than the roots. So if the canopy of your ornamental tree can sunbathe but the bottom of your tree thinks there has been a nuclear winter then that is ok. You might want to ensure you have good drainage as water and no sun is the start of algae and other such issues.
Early Autumn Leaf Fall
Heat stress, being potted, lack of water, being boxed up for a few days etc can cause early Autumn leaf fall. Once planted, normal service will resume next season.
Do I Need To Stake My Ornamental Tree?
9 out of 10 times the answer will be no, especially if under 200cm tall. However our article on Tree Staking should help guide you.
Climate Change has increased aesthetic foliage issues such as Powdery Mildew, Shothole, Rust, frost damage etc These are not terminal issues and will usually last a season or less. All trees are inspected before being sent out to ensure they are fundamentally healthy and will bounce back.