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Goat Willow

A Pendula, or Kilmarnock Goat Willow
A Pendula, or Kilmarnock Goat Willow
G. Lumis

Scientific Name: Salix caprea

Hardiness Zones: 4 to 8 
Height: 20 ft 
Spread: 12 ft 
Form: oval 
Type: deciduous shrub 
Annual Growth Rate: more than 18 inches 
Flowers: Gray 

Comments
Goat Willow has large catkins and is often grown as Pussy Willow. The plant grows rapidly and needs to be cut back every few years. Like most willows, it grows in moist soil. Borers are often a problem. Willows are problem-prone plants that often require more care than 
other shrubs. 

Cultivars 
'Pendula' ('Kilmarnock') - A weeping form often budded onto a standard to form a small weeping tree. It may also be allowed to grow along the ground to form a ground cover.