Dwarf Weeping Kilmarnock Willow Trees

Salix caprea

Rated 4.67 out of 5 based on 3 customer ratings
(3 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.

3 reviews for Dwarf Weeping Kilmarnock Willow Trees

  1. Rated 5 out of 5


    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. Rated 4 out of 5

    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. Rated 5 out of 5


    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

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