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Name: Susan
Torrington, Alberta, Canada (Zone 3a)
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Tallulah_B
Dec 16, 2011 3:36 PM CST
Hey Cherie - I had the same thing happen with a decorative willow branch in a bouquet. It sprouted roots! I was told to only plant it in a pot outside as the roots are very invasive.
In Manitoba, I planted it in a large pot and it lasted for 3 years, until I moved to Calgary. There it lasted one year then died. I don't suppose it liked the Chinook winds (when a Chinook wind comes in, it gets like summer where you can go from parkas in the am, and T-shit and short weather by the end of the day!) Rolling my eyes.
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Name: Cherie or CeCe Coogan
Wisconsin USA (Zone 5b)
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CherieCoogan
Dec 16, 2011 5:23 PM CST
I don't know what I should do with it now It has roots and is forming green leaves. I could pot it up but I don't think I should chance setting outside at this point. What do you think? All three of the cuttings she took off the tree rooted. Here she had two in the ground and 3 in great big pots and she said she didn't do anything special with the ones in the pots. They are out all winter. I don't know what to do with them NOW at this point,.
Name: Susan
Torrington, Alberta, Canada (Zone 3a)
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Tallulah_B
Feb 20, 2012 11:36 AM CST
omy gosh, Cherie - I didn't see your question until today........... Sorry!!
So, what did you finally do with your Curly Willow? Blinking
Susan
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Name: Sandi
Wyoming (Zone 3b)
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skellogg
Mar 8, 2012 8:52 PM CST
I have some corkscrew willow branches coming for me to try rooting, so am so glad to hear that they root relatively easy! Yippee!! I sure hope I can get mine to grow! Please, keep us posted on the progress of yours Thumbs up
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Mar 9, 2012 10:15 AM CST
Good luck with those Sandi. Thumbs up
Name: Sandi
Wyoming (Zone 3b)
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skellogg
Mar 9, 2012 10:47 AM CST
Thanks! We shall see? I don't have room for a tree that big at our house, so am "farming" them out. Some will go to my brother's campground, down along a river, and some to my Mom's, down along a big spring fed pond, and some to my Sis's out in the pasture along a big stock pond and along the irrigation canal. With all the moisture and wet ground they have, I'm hoping they do good! All I want is some branches off of them, lol!
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Mar 9, 2012 11:57 AM CST
Yes you sure have to be careful about what you plant in a small yard, I have a huge weeping willow that was planted here before we bought the place. I do really like it and would never cut it down but it sure wouldn't have been my tree choice for this size yard. Blinking
Name: Sandi
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skellogg
Mar 9, 2012 3:22 PM CST
And we have power lines along 2 sides of the property, making things even more interesting. I'm going to plant trees under the power lines, but am planting trees that only mature at about 15 feet to make sure the power company doesn't "trim" them for me, lol!
Name: Margaret
Near Kamloops, BC, Canada (Zone 3a)
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mcash70
Mar 9, 2012 3:55 PM CST
What kind are going to plant??
Name: Cherie or CeCe Coogan
Wisconsin USA (Zone 5b)
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CherieCoogan
Mar 9, 2012 7:05 PM CST
I kinda forgot about mine, Don't know if they'll make it all now or what. If they don't, well they were free, so we'll see what we see.
Name: Sandi
Wyoming (Zone 3b)
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skellogg
Mar 9, 2012 7:30 PM CST
I think I'll plant some pear trees under the power lines, and then some kind of cedar too. I've heard that once you trim the tops of cedars they quit growing taller, but will fill out some, so we can just trim them when they get too big if we need to, and being they are evergreens they should help with wind control too in the winter.

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