willow cuttings

runningtrailsApril 26, 2008

I have some rooted weepeing and curly willow cuttings. When is it safe to plant them in the ground? Is it still too early?

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madtripper(5/6 Guelph)

I assume they are now inside. Start taking them outside to get them used to the sun and cooler temps. Bring indoors if frost is expected. Plant in 2 weeks - kee[ well watered. These are really weeds - so they grow easily.

    Bookmark   April 27, 2008 at 10:16PM
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ianna(Z5b)

Be careful not to plant these close to your house or a neighbors home. The roots can be very damaging to foundations, sidewalks, sewer pipes, etc.. And they will send out roots from far locations just to get to the source of water. Like what madtripper said, these are like weeds!

I have a curly willow cutting planted in a container which I leave outdoors on my porch all winter long. It's survived this way for the past 6 years now

    Bookmark   April 28, 2008 at 11:07AM
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runningtrails

I'll keep them away from the buildings. I have no neighbors and lots of property. Maybe I'll try one in a pot on the deck too! Sounds like a great idea!

    Bookmark   April 30, 2008 at 7:15PM
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madtripper(5/6 Guelph)

I live on 5 acres with rabit problems in winter - they eat the bark from the curly willow. this year I protected the bottom half during winter - no damage.

    Bookmark   May 5, 2008 at 8:32PM
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