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Mar 23, 2016 1:38 PM CST
My very nicely pruned and shaped Arctic Willow has been 'dented' by a heavy snowfall.
Anyone have any idea if I would be going wrong if I gave it a HARD pruning ? As in took it right down ..
Mar 23, 2016 2:24 PM CST
|It should pop back up when everything dries. Their stems are so long they get top heavy with rain. They form a nice "fence", don't they?|
Mar 23, 2016 4:16 PM CST
|Absolutely gorgeous .. will try for a pic this weekend ..|
These are quite tromped down as the snow was so HEAVY ..
Mar 24, 2016 7:45 AM CST
|Yes, it is likely they are just bent over and not broken. But they will resprout easily, even if you cut back severely.|
Mar 24, 2016 2:23 PM CST
|As I said, I am going to try for a pic this weekend, have to get through some snow to do it .. am hoping there will be some melting today and tomorrow.|
Mar 24, 2016 3:32 PM CST
|Oh, I misread your original post, I thought it was rain not snow. Still, it should be ok.|
Just a note, I hard pruned one of my arctic willow because of where it was positioned in the yard, and it grew very dense and thick and very tall. It wasn't as wispy as prior to pruning. That can be a plus or a minus depending on what you are trying to do with it.