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Salix caprea 'Kilmarnock' /Kilmarnock Pussy Willow

Salix caprea 'Kilmarnock'  / Salix caprea 'Kilmarnock'
Expanding spring buds of the pussy willow
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Expanding spring buds of the pussy willow

A handsome tree (standard) specimen at the Columbia, SC Botanical Garden

Close-up image of the attractive fuzzy spring buds

Overall form of a young tree that will be pruned to maintain a manageable size

Specimen growing among other plants

Tree canopy with long draping branches

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Scientific Name: Salix caprea 'Kilmarnock'
Common Name: Kilmarnock Pussy Willow
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 10-15 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Yellow
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Wet,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Medium
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
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Comments: The main features of this deciduous tree are the prominent fuzzy buds and emerging new growth on bare branches in late winter and early spring. Most willows are relatively short lived trees. This small tree is often used as an accent tree because it is usually a grafted tree trained as a specimen or standard tree form.