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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.



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)



Full sun, Partial shade



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



Sheltered or Exposed



Moist but well-drained



Chalk, Clay, Sand, Loam



Acid, Alkaline or Neutral



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


Grow moderately fertile, well-drained soil in full sun



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'

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