I have had a Kilmarnock willow for 4 years, this year it has developed berries on the branches. They look like, and are the same size as blackberries. I have not tasted them.
Can anyone tell me what they are?
Sorry ....but Salix caprea Kilmarnock does not have black berries.
It is a weeping form of willow.
It has catkins in the spring.
Must be something else...Mulberry maybe.
Last edited: 06 August 2017 20:41:09
Can we have some photos of your tree and some of the fruits.
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Thanks for replies photo's not very good it's an age thing.
For the past years there have been the catkns this is the only time I have ever seen berries on one of these trees
They grow on small stems not directly off the branch like a fungus
Last edited: 07 August 2017 09:27:00
A very handsome young tree...it may not have been old enough to produce the fruits before.
Fruits are edible.
This is what the female flowers look like..
Morus alba leaves underside shiny/smooth.
Morus nigra underside are hairy.see....
Last edited: 07 August 2017 09:41:40
Thanks, I will have to contact the garden center that sold it with the label Kilmarnock willow on it, but I think a mulberry tree might have cost me more.
Oooh, what a bargain!!!! I'd rather have a mulberry than a Kilmarnock willow any day.
Lucky lucky you
"I'd rather have a mulberry than a Kilmarnock willow any day."
I'd rather have almost anything than a Kilmarnock willow. Except maybe 'Flamingo'
Another mulberry fan here. Loathe Kilmarnock willows - short lived, fussy, ugly when they become just a mound of overgrown hanging stems with dull foliage.
Reckon you've got a bargain to treasure.