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Goat Willow, French Pussy Willow 'Kilmarnock'

Salix caprea

Family: Salicaceae (sal-i-KAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Salix (SAL-iks) (Info)
Species: caprea (KAP-ree-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: Kilmarnock


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6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)


4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)


USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade


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Late Winter/Early Spring


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This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Huntsville, Alabama

Lewiston, California

Harwinton, Connecticut

Chicago, Illinois

Pekin, Illinois

Greensboro, Maryland

Staten Island, New York

Hendersonville, North Carolina

Kannapolis, North Carolina

Bensalem, Pennsylvania

North Providence, Rhode Island

Honea Path, South Carolina

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Gardeners' Notes:


On May 28, 2011, deerchaser from North Providence, RI wrote:

Found late winter at home center ( about 4.5' tall) planted it spring 08 it grew very nicely by spring 2011 it had grown to about 6' and Its head had grown about 4 times original starting size, it bloomed beautifully around Easter. Late May 2011 transplanted, did bad job, went into shock (in a hurry, did every thing wrong fell over in wind storm that night) . Hope it makes it. It is a beautiful specimen plant


On Aug 7, 2006, ncgardenaddict from Kannapolis, NC (Zone 7b) wrote:

Planted 2 of these this fall ('05.) Japanese Beetles LOVE them.. Very fast growers, many branches already touching the ground in Aug of '06. Pruning a must to keep them in shape.