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Caprea Willow

Caprea Willow

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Welcome to the Graceful and versatile Caprea Willow, a standout addition for any outdoor space. Renowned for its lush, cascading foliage and elegant form.

Quick Facts

  • Scientific Name: Salix caprea
  • Common Names: Goat Willow, Pussy Willow
  • Growing Zones: Typically zones 4-8
  • Mature Size: Up to 20-25 feet in height and 15-20 feet in spread
  • Leaf Type: Broad, elliptical, and green
  • Bloom Time:  Flowers later than Showtime, Rubykins but around the same time as showtime.
  • Catkin Color: Silvery or soft gray, turning yellow as pollen emerges
  • Growth Rate: Fast
  • Sun Exposure: Full sun to partial shade

Growing Specifics

  • Soil Requirements: Prefers well-drained, moist soil; adaptable to a variety of soil types including clay, sandy, and loamy soils.
  • Watering Needs: Regular watering is essential, especially in dry conditions. The Caprea Willow thrives in slightly damp environments.
  • Pruning and Maintenance: Pruning in late winter or early spring encourages healthy growth and form. Remove dead or damaged branches and shape as desired.
  • Wildlife Attraction: Attracts bees and other pollinators with its early spring catkins.
  • Landscape Uses: Ideal as a specimen tree, for waterside planting, or as part of a mixed wildlife garden.
  • Special Notes: Known for its resilience and easy-to-grow nature, making it suitable for gardeners of all skill levels.

Remember, the Caprea Willow's fast growth and spreading habit make it a dynamic feature in any garden, but also consider its size and root spread when choosing a planting location.

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