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Kilmarnock weeping willow question


 
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lillydee
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2014 5:51 pm    Post subject: Kilmarnock weeping willow question Reply with quote

Hi,

I know Salix caprea is a native Irish willow but I was wondering if the kilmarnock weeping version of it was native and if so what wildlife benefits might it have?

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 8:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kilmarnock is a random mutation of S. Caprea, which was found in Kilmarnock, then is grafted onto a straight S.caprea rootstock. In terms of wildlife value, it is exactly the same as the wild strain, only smaller.
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