willow tree living fences

Discussion in 'Gardening & Plant Propagation' started by tbishop, Nov 11, 2006.

  1. tbishop

    tbishop Well-Known Member

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    Hello I found this site a while back- http://www.jprwillow.co.uk/ . I really want to do this next spring but need to do the cuttings now. Anyone know if I can do this with red willows or do they have to be done with weeping willow cuttings?

    Tim
     
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    Show-Me-Stater Well-Known Member

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    Red willow will work just fine, my grampa (RIP :angel: ) had several living willow fences made out of red on his farm. Looks awesome in the winter!
     

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    dcross Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Are you going to plant them right away too?
     
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    I was going to plant them in a tub of moist dirt in the basement and keep it slightly moist and low light until last frost, then move them outside and plant them. Did you have a different suggestion?

    TimB.
     
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    The cool thing is that the ancient brits were using the same materials a few thousand years ago.
     
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    Yeah it's a brit company I got the idea from. Just a little too far to have willow whips shipped, so I"m plundering the landscape and freecycle.

    Tim B.
     
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    I just tried it this year, cut and planted right away, it worked pretty well. No real suggestions, but let us know how it works.
     
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    I wouldn't bother starting them over the winter. In the spring, just shove cuttings into moist ground. That's all it takes, and it doesn't have to be weeping willow. As far as I know, almost any willow will root that way. Willows have got to be one of the easiest things in the world to plant!