Weeping Pussy Willow Tree - Knowledgebase Question

Cambria Heights, NY (Zone 6B)
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Question by adams8381
March 28, 2005
I bought a weeping pussy willow tree. It is interesting for it's shape,but it's nonblooming. What flowering vines would be safe to grow along the trunk of the tree without

Answer from NGA
March 28, 2005
You might be able to grow a clematis vine up through it without "choking" it. However pussy willow trees tend to have fibrous, thirsty root systems that outcompete most other plants so it is difficult to grow things close to it. If you try a clematis as an experiment, please do not be too disappointed if it does not work out.

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