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Gaffer

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Willow care
« on: July 03, 2013, 11:40 AM »
Gaffer. Having a little problem with dieback on my willow after winter sleep. Is this normal or can I do something to stop this.
 

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Re: Willow care
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2013, 07:47 AM »
Hi Gaffer,

What willow? Do you have pictures?

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Re: Willow care
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2013, 08:33 AM »
I would imagine that if you're experiencing die-back, extra protection might mitigate that to some extent.
 

Owen Reich

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Re: Willow care
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2013, 09:24 PM »
Sometimes it's necessary to let a willow "rest" for a year in a grow pot as sometimes bonsai culture causes them to she'd branches.  I do two years in a bonsai pot and one in a nursery container.  Winter die-back of small shoots is common even with protection at least for me.
 

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Re: Willow care
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2013, 08:46 AM »
I defer to experience.  (See above.)
 

Gaffer

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Re: Willow care
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2013, 07:56 PM »
Gaffer here
Thanks Owen, I think your right. It's a huge cutting from my curly willow. This is first year in pot. As last year it was living ing my pond as a huge cutting, 10" diameter. Nature is so amazing.