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Salix caprea 'Pendula' is dwarf, weeping tree with dark green leaves with grey-green undersides. In mid- to late spring, the bare branches are covered in golden male catkins, which look superb in cut-flower arrangements. An ideal tree for the small garden or even planted in a large pot on the patio. It will not grow very tall, but will thicken right out year on year to provide an ever better show.

 

Hardiness

All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

 

H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)

 

Sunlight

Full sun, Partial shade

 

Aspect

North-facing, East-facing, South-facing, West-facing

 

Exposure

Sheltered or Exposed

 

Moisture

Moist but well-drained

 

Soil

Chalk, Clay, Sand, Loam

 

pH

Acid, Alkaline or Neutral

 

Size

Ultimate height: 1.2 – 2.5 metres

Ultimate spread: 1.2 – 2.5 metres

Time to Ultimate size: About 10 – 20  Years

 

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow moderately fertile, well-drained soil in full sun

 

Propagation

Allow young Weeping Pussy 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'

£24.00Price
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    0131 445 4698

    Damhead Nursery
    Damhead Farm
    Lothianburn
    Midlothian
    EH10 7DZ

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