Dwarf Weeping Kilmarnock Willow Trees

Salix caprea

(12 customer reviews)


The Dwarf Weeping Kilmarnock Willow Tree is a pretty umbrella headed weeping tree with velvet silvery catkins studded with golden antlers in late winter and early spring. The leaves are green with grey beneath and the branches weep down to the ground in. Fully hardy liking sun they are ideal for a small garden or container.


Botanical name

Salix caprea

Ultimate height and spread

2 metres x 1.5 metres

When to plant



Full Sun, Semi-shade

Soil Type



A pretty little tree for a small space giving an attractive year round outline. Easy to grow and care for they prefer sun and will grow well in all but very dry soil. The shoots can be cut back fairly hard in early spring once every two or three years. Ideal for a small garden with its height. reaching 1.5 -2m x 1.5m / 5ft x 4ft. Do not forget to water well in the summer months if it’s in a pot. A spring weed, mulch and compost while young is also appreciated.

Common Name: Dwarf weeping willow Kilmarnock
Latin Name: Salix caprea
Soil: Fertile soil
Habit: Weeping
Position: Sunny or partial shade
Flowering period: Late winter/early spring
Colour: Yellow
Hardiness: Fully hardy
Eventual Height/Spread: 2m x 1.5m / 5ft x 4ft
Special features: Silvery leaves and weeping branches

Symbolism, Folklore & Old Wives Tales A Tree of Enchantment,

Gender – Feminine, Planet the Moon, Element is Water.
Goddess Artemis with power of Love, Divination, Protection and Healing.

12 reviews for Dwarf Weeping Kilmarnock Willow Trees

  1. Ned

    Do you ever ship to the U.S.?
    I LOVE these dwarf trees and cant find them here.
    Dare I ask, what would the shipping be?

    • Richard Beamish

      Many thanks for your enquiry but sadly the US Dept of agriculture forbids the importation of any live plants from here in UK.

      Sorry not to be more helpful.

      Best regards

  2. Kim Newbery

    Do you give a 2 year guarantee on the dwarf willow tree

    • pete

      Dear Mrs Newbery,

      We generally only do 6 month on all products, however we are fairly flexible up to a year depending on the circumstances.

      Kind Regards

  3. Claire

    Hi there, these trees are beautiful! Should they be planted in ericaceous or normal compost? Many thanks 🙂

    • Richard Beamish

      Just normal compost will be fine..And just to tell you,like all Willows,they are very thirsty and important to keep their roots moist

      hope this helps

  4. Kath Bingham

    Hi could you let me know when your likely to receive the 50-75 trees in please

  5. Linda Bowe

    Hi, is the 10L (£55) tree shaped like the larger one in the picture planted in the ground? I am after a tree like this, but would like it to be a fuller shape (hope this makes sense).
    Thank you,

    • Richard Beamish

      The ones we have are younger than the picture on the website and will take a couple of years to come to look like that,

      We can send you a photo of one, if you like?

      Hope this helps


  6. Jeremiah Fallon

    purchased a Dwarf Weeping Kilmarnock Willow Tree on the 24th April 20, delivered 5th May 20, arrived in excellent condition well packaged and protected. The tree its self is fantastic and is a picture in the centre of the garden, I would recommend Treesdirect to anyone who are looking to purchase trees the service, product and communication is excellent, also a pleasure to deal with Richard.
    Kind Regards

  7. Linda Bowe

    Hi Richard, yes if you could send me a picture of the 10L Kilmarnock weeping willow trees you stock that would be great, thank you, Linda

  8. Pat (verified owner)

    Hi We just received ours today and in beautiful condition. The leaves are beautiful and green. Can you let me know how long it takes before the branches spread out and some of the branches are really long and trailing in the ground. Is that ok ?
    Thank you

  9. Patchouli Mortimer

    please can you advise me if these are safe to plant in a garden with pets.At the moment we have a cat who doesnt spend a lot of time out there and will also be getting a puppy- probably spaniel and /or a rescue dog .

    • Richard Beamish

      Absolutely safe! No need to have any worries

      Hope this helps


  10. Alison Smith

    I have long wished for a dwarf Kilmarnock Willow, and having moved to a new house with garden space, I was delighted to find Trees Direct who were outstanding in fulfilling my order and in their communication, sending my healthy tree, beautifully protected to my new home, where it looks to be well established, adding just the right amount of height variation ( allowing for growth) Thank you, Trees Direct!

    • pete

      Thank you for your kind comments!

      Hope the Kilmarnock Willow thrives with you…

  11. Paul Toms

    Can the 1.5m tree be grown on in a wooden half barrel 44cm deep by 68cm diameter

  12. Paul Toms

    Sorry should read 68cm wide

    • pete

      Dear Mr Toms,

      They would be fine in that size barrell.

      Kind Regards

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