Weeping Willow - Kilmarnock Willow
This is an excellent weeping willow for small gardens - usually
grown to a height of 5-6 feet. It has a weeping form of grey
sallow (Salix cinerea) grafted on to a long straight stem.
It is readily available from large garden centres and is best planted
in late winter in frost free conditions.
Pruning is best carried out in the winter.
Step 1: Prune back any shoots coming off the main stem - these
will not be of the weeping variety.
Step 2: Prune any dead branches or branches that are rubbing -
these rub wounds allow disease to enter the tree. Prune the
branch back to its parent branch leaving a stub of a few millimetres.
Step 3: Every 4 or 5 years prune the branches four fifths of the
way back to the main stem - This will allow plenty of young growth
and it is only young growth that has a profusion of catkins.
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