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  • Salix caprea 'Pendula' Tree
  • Salix caprea 'Pendula' Tree
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Salix caprea 'Pendula' Tree

Kilmarnock Willow Trees

from From £29.99 (ex. VAT)
( £35.99 (ex. VAT) inc. VAT)

This dwarf tree has heavily pendulous branches that boast bright yellow furry catkins in the spring. The mid-green leaves have soft grey undersides and cloth the branches attractively throughout the year. This small garden tree is most at home next to water, although it can be container grown if a watering regime is established.

The architectural shape of the Weeping Pussy Willow tree looks stunning in the winter when covered in frost or snow. Expect a height and spread of 2.5 x 2.5 metres in 20 years, less if kept in a container. We have this tree in two sizes, both premium quality - the 10L pot version is a stunning instant solution with a mature, well trained weeping habit.

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AKA Weeping Pussy Willow, Kilmarnock willow, Weeping sally, Salix caprea Pendula, Salix caprea 'Kilmarnock' more ›
Variety Root Type Height Now Form ? Price Qty Basket
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5L pot 90-120cm Top grafted at 80cm £29.99 (ex. VAT)
Salix caprea 'Pendula' Salix caprea 'Pendula'
10L pot 150-200cm Top grafted at 140cm £49.99 (ex. VAT)
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12L pot 150-200cm Top grafted at 150cm £54.99 (ex. VAT)
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Please note: Sunday 17th December is the last order date for Christmas delivery (excludes pleached and mature trees which have an earlier deadline).

Delivery Timescales

All trees are carefully packed by our experienced team. Most deliveries are made within a week of placing the order, with many being despatched to our tried and tested couriers within 24 hours. To be on the safe side allow up to 10 working days for despatch. These trees are sent on a 'no signature required' basis, so there's no need to be in to receive your delivery. You can give instructions on where to leave it via the checkout or send us an email (

There is a slightly longer timescale on pleached and mature trees (trees over 2.5m in height) because we group orders together by geographic area for specialist delivery - we will contact these customers to notify them of the delivery date and whether the delivery driver needs help unloading the trees.

Gift trees and other trees required for arrival on a specific date can be accommodated with pleasure at no extra charge, although we accept no legal responsibility for late deliveries.

Our nursery is a busy despatch centre and therefore customers need to make an appointment to collect or view trees.  For collections, despatch charges will be refunded.


Delivery Costs

1 small tree (most trees with a height under 1.5 metres) : £7.95 + vat

1 medium tree (most trees with a height of 1.5-2 metres) or 2-4 small trees: £9.95 + vat

2+ medium trees or 5+ small trees: £12.95 + vat

1-4 large trees (trees too large to fit in a box): £19.95 + vat

Mature trees, pleached trees or 5+ large trees: Cost is calculated in the checkout process and varies by postcode. You can buy as many trees as you want for the same delivery cost and so it can work out to be economical.

The above prices exclude the Scottish Highlands, where delivery starts from £24.95 + vat and is calculated in the checkout process.


Northern Ireland, Channel Islands and Non Mainland UK

Our courier charges are not viable for just one or two trees, but if you have a larger requirement then please do speak to us and we'll see if we can find a solution.

Planting Advice for Salix Caprea Pendula trees

When planting Willow trees, such as the Kilmarnock willow, it is important to prepare the planting area well. Pot grown salix trees can be planted at any time of the year. You will need to carry out the following to prepare your planting site.

Firstly, remove all weeds and grass within a metre of your desired planting hole then dig a hole as deep as your root mass and approximately 2x as wide. We recommend digging a square hole as this encourages the roots to grow straight as opposed to around inside the hole. To help your tree establish more effectively, we advise applying root grow (sprinkle in the hole for pot grown trees), especially if you have poor soil. Gently loosen the roots and place into the planting hole.

Using 50% of the original soil and 50% compost, fill in the hole and firm around gently. Make sure not to bank the soil up around the collar of the tree as this can cause problems. To see how to use a tree stake and tie, watch our informational how to videos.

Aftercare Advice for Kilmarnock Willow trees

If you’re planting in dry weather, water well and regularly for the first few months. The same goes for spring and summer planting. Make sure to keep an eye on your young tree and increase watering if there are extended periods of hot or dry weather. If you’re planting in autumn, you may only need to water your tree a little. We also stock a range of irrigation kits, suitable for a variety of planting schemes.

Once planted, it is important to keep the area free of competing weeds and grass for the first couple of growing seasons. Using a glyphosate based weed killer or installing mulch matting and bark chips will aid in this. Do not simply mow the grass around the area as this will only encourage it to grow more vigorously. If you know your area is prone to rabbits, we would advise using a rabbit guard.

Pruning Advice for Weeping Pussy Willow trees

Allow your young willow tree to grow unpruned for the first year. This will give it the time it needs to develop a natural shape. From then on you can prune damaged, or diseased branches at any time of the year.

To encourage a clear stem, prune the lower branches in winter.

Salix caprea 'Pendula' Tree (Kilmarnock Willow Trees) Description

  • Common name: Kilmarnock willow tree
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 2.5 x 2.5 metres
  • Season of interest: Spring
  • Foliage: Dark-green leaves with soft, grey undersides
  • Soil: Grows best in moist but well-drained sites and most soil types