Weeping goat willow or weeping French pussy willow (Salix caprea 'Pendula')

USDA Hardiness Zones

USDA hardiness zones
Weeping goat willow or weeping French pussy willow
Weeping goat willow or weeping French pussy willow Weeping goat willow or weeping French pussy willow Weeping goat willow or weeping French pussy willow
Weeping goat willow or weeping French pussy willow (Salix caprea 'Pendula')
Zone Zone  more information
Hardy to zone 4a
Mature Height Mature Height
6 to 10 feet
Mature Spread Mature Spread
6 to 8 feet
Growth Rate Growth Rate
Faster
Sun Sun
Full Sun
Moisture Moisture
Wet soil, poor drainage (also tolerant to moist soil, well-drained)
Fall Color Fall Color
Dull
Attracts Wildlife Attracts Wildlife
No
Flower Flower
Ornamental
Fruit Fruit
Insignificant
Evergreen Evergreen
No
Native to WI Native to WI
No
Additional Information Additional Information
also known as 'Kilmarnock'; usually a large shrub, but can be topgrafted onto a small willow tree; weeping form; 6-10’ tall; 6-8’ wide; fast grower; showy, velvety, large, whitish-silver catkins in early spring; no fall color; full sun; adaptable to most soils and pH; tolerates wet soil; susceptible to leaf feeding insects; native to Asia; hardy to zone 4a

UW Extension
For more information, see the UW Extension Urban Horticulture Team Web site: www.uwex.edu/ces/wihort
Primary Author: Dr. Laura Jull
Photos by: Dr. Laura Jull and Dr. Ed Hasselkus

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