curly willow - Knowledgebase Question

Sterling, Ma
Question by smrotti
June 2, 2010
I planted a curly willow tree from a cutting and now have 2 trunks and they are almost 5 ft. tall. I would like to prune them so I have a bushy I start from the top? Or do I trim the shoots from the sides?

Answer from NGA
June 2, 2010


Actually, you can do both. You can remove the extra shoots and then just reduce the size all over. Pruning will encourage new growth which will help the canopy thicken up. Just keep training and pruning as branches get too long or look out of place. Willows take all kinds of pruning in stride so you won't hurt your curly willow.

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