Help Identifying Plant and Weeping Willow
newgardeners2020 Posts: 48
Can anyone identify this plant in photo attached and advise if it is good for fast growing/spread? Also any advice on best variety of weeping willow with very full and green drooping foliage? We bought several of the Kilmarnock variety and they have grown very little in 3 years and still look sparse and unimpressive! Thanks
Kilmarnock Willows are small and unimpressive, they won't get taller than the stem they're grafted onto except by a the thickness of yearly stems piled up
In the sticks near Peterborough
Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.
Kilmarnock willows often seem to look quite untidy or lopsided, and are only really pretty when the "pussy willow" catkins are out. I'd look for something else, I think; there are some pretty flowering cherries with a weeping habit, which will give you autumn colour as well as spring flowers. Cheal's weeping cherry is a well-known one. Or if you like silver foliage, you could grow the willow-leaved pear, which has "willow-like" leaves but is easier to grow well.