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Salix caprea 'Pendula' ('Kilmarnock')
Weeping Pussy Willow

The willows are actually dioecious (having staminate and pistillate inflorescences on separate male and female plants). The attractive, silky, immature flower of this form of Weeping Pussy Willow is actually a staminate flower. Another pendulous cultivar which is also sold under the name of 'Pendula' (or sometimes 'Weeping Sally') is less attractive when in flower because it is the pistillate form (without the silky hairs). Most weeping forms are grafted onto a standard, yielding a small ornamental tree.



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