Trees and Shrubs forum: Arctic Willow question ..

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Name: Marilynne Stephenson
Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada (Zone 3a)
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MarilynneS
Mar 22, 2016 3:23 PM CST
Hi ..
I am in 3a .. and, through out the course of the winter, and the snow, some of my Arctic Willow have damage from the weight of the snow .. very upsetting as they are well maintained ..

My question .. can I be brutal and cut them right back ?

Any suggestions gratefully accepted with thanks ..

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Name: June
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JuneOntario
Mar 31, 2016 2:50 PM CST
Hi Marilynne! I'm not an expert on arctic willows, but if you wait until the buds start expanding before pruning or cutting-back branches, then you'll be able to see where they'll regrow from. That's what I normally do for any of my shrubs that suffer winter damage, and so far it has worked fine. Crossing Fingers!
Name: Keith
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keithp2012
Apr 20, 2016 10:34 PM CST
Will there grow in zone 7a or is the summers too hot?
Name: Marilynne Stephenson
Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada (Zone 3a)
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MarilynneS
Apr 21, 2016 5:06 AM CST
I think Arctic Willow will grow almost anywhere Keith ..
I think it would likely be more 'lush' in 7a ..
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