Dwarf Weeping Willow Tree
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 Tree 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:
OPTION 1: Usually a 3-5 L pot, 60-80 cm clear stem around 1-2 years old.
OPTION 2: Usually a 5-9 L pot, 120cm clear stem, around 2-3 years old.
OPTION 3: Usually a 12-20 L pot, 120cm clear stem, around 3-4 years old.
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Our Dwarf Weeping Willow trees are "usually" grafted on a Salix Hybrid that has a good stem to ensure there is adequate upright trunk before weeping into the typical umbrella shape. Failure to do this could turn the Weeping Willow Kilmarnock tree into a provider of ground cover! If it is VITAL, MEGA IMPORTANT or a MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH that you know the EXACT details of this procedure and union before purchasing, please contact us before committing yourself. This is because sometimes things change and improve so the "usual" procedure may alter and some customers are extremely sensitive to this type of change and pull all sorts of faces upon receipt of our Kilmarnock Dwarf Weeping Willow tree. We cannot be help responsible for any injuries caused by spontaneous and extreme face changing manoeuvres.
See What Our Customers Are Saying About Our Dwarf Weeping Willow Tree
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
Multiple Order Discount
Orders over £300 can be discounted by contacting us on 0800 043 1057
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.
UK Grown Ornamental TreesClimate Change
All our trees are banned from overseas travel so that we can state they are all UK grown. We have removed Internet access from the nursery so they cannot book any flights.
Warm and wet conditions from Climate Change have increased aesthetic foliage issues such as Powdery Mildew, Shothole, Rust etc These are not terminal issues and will usually last a season. All trees are inspected before being sent out to ensure they are fundamentally healthy. Planting In The Corner Of A GardenAir and light is reduced in this location which could promote fungus and bacterial issues. If the corner is of the house and a fence then you also have leeching issues to contend with from cement and wood preservatives. Also when it rains, that area would experience higher water levels so we advise against it unless the plant is very hardy.