Rooting Pussy Willows

sfhill(c PA)February 18, 2010

I am from central Pennsylvania and am wondering if I were to clip branches off a pussy willow bush now and place them in water, would they root? If not now, when is the best time of year to do this. Also if I would buy pussy willow branches which are blooming in stores when they become available, would they root? Thanks

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cody_mi(z5 MI)

they should root now. if you buy them, cut them off a few inches up from the bottom.

    Bookmark   February 19, 2010 at 3:40PM
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origami_master(5b)

from my own experience, I found that the older branches rooted better than young ones. I was never able to root branches from the florist, but the ones I picked from the wild always rooted. I put a piece of wet florist foam in a vase before arranging the branches (the foam helps to keep the branches oriented the right way) and you will usually see roots coming out of the foam in a about 2 weeks or less.

    Bookmark   February 20, 2010 at 2:41PM
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SA_Emerogork_org

I have read that there is a hormone in the pussy willow, and willows in general, that helps other plants to root. The method has something to do with chopping up mew growth and putting it in the water of the cutting you wish to root.

Does anyone know about this?

I am rooting chrysanthemums and wonder how to do it. At first I am going to take the tender sprout of the mum, strip most of the leaves and put them in water. Into the water, I plan to add ground up pussy willow bark or stem, or what ever. I will post my results if anyone is interested.

If there is abetter way, let me know...
Em

If there

Here is a link that might be useful: My web site

    Bookmark   June 21, 2011 at 8:16PM
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albert_135(Sunset 2 or 3)

* Posted by
Emerogork
(SA@Emerogork.org) on
Tue, Jun 21, 11 at 20:16

I have read that there is a hormone in the pussy willow, and willows in general, that helps other plants to root. The method has something to do with chopping up mew growth and putting it in the water of the cutting you wish to root.

I have collected a few dozen links at 'willow water' links. The link to 'salicylic acid' down about Nov 13 is probably the most informative.

    Bookmark   June 22, 2011 at 1:41PM
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