I have a Kilmarnock Willow tree and would like some advice on when I should prune it and how to prune it.
After it's finished with it's catkins and flowers Caffeine Addict.
Some people just cut every branch back to the same point, but it can look a bit like a rather unattractive umbrella. You can prune each branch in a more random way instead, to get a more natural look, and I personally think they look best if you don't take too much off. Hope that helps
Thanks for the advice Fairygirl, I will try pruning to give it a natural look.
At the risk of upsetting people, I would prune it with a spade - dig it up and bin it. Desperately dull little trees with a short life span and no redeeming features. I was given one and was only two pleased when it turned up its toes one very hard winter.
Which lasts about 10 minutes and then it's ugly for 11 months and 4 weeks.