Salix caprea 'Pendula'

Weeping Goat Willow

Plant Type:


Salix caprea 'Pendula' - This weeping form of the Goat Willow will form a flat-to-the-ground carpet. Beautiful cascading down a bank or gorgeous hanging over a wall. 'Pendula' can also be trained into a single-stalk standard then allowed to fountain like an umbrella from the top if that is your bent. Foliage is bright green with silver undersides. All leaves are covered in fine hairs, especially noticeable on younger foliage. Silver catkins. Full sun in moisture retaining soil. Although we do not know where this form was found the species is native to Europe, Northeast Asia and into Northern Iran. Established pot grown shrub from cutting.

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2-4 in


60-72 in
Item Description Price  
SALCAPEND Salix caprea 'Pendula' (5 inch Square x 6 inch Tall - 2 quarts / 1.8927 liters) $25.00 Sold Out

Characteristics and Attributes for Salix caprea 'Pendula'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Early Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / into Autumn

Interesting Bark

  • Weeping Form

Nature Attraction

  • Deer Resistant


  • Mostly Sunny
  • Full Sun


  • Wall
  • Bank

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Rapid


  • Fertile
  • Moist

Propagated By

  • Cutting Grown

Genus Overview: Salix

Common Name: Willow

Salix. These are the willows, a large genus of woody plants. Some willows are small shrubs, others grow into huge trees and there are many bushy species which fall in between. All prefer sun planted in fertile moisture retaining soils; some are tolerant of quite wet feet. Many have quite attractive lanceolate leaves with silvery undersides that flash in summer breezes… I have often thought of these as the “poor man’s bamboo”. Some have contorted and beautifully colored bark which shines in the winter landscape. Many sport beautiful winter/spring catkins. Nearly all willows have utilitarian applications in fencing, rods, basket making. All are very prune-able; in fact, any of the larger shrubs depending upon how you desire to employ them will respond well to pruning and coppicing. When coppiced those with beautifully colored winter stems display many more of them. And as with ornamental shrub dogwoods younger stems exhibit the best, most intense winter tones. All ornamental characteristics will be presented according to species/cultivar. All of the following offerings are established pot grown shrubs from a cutting. We may prune back all larger growing selections prior to shipping so that you will not incur the extra handling charge.