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Willow (Salix)

 Willow (Salix) - (Tree Type (Outdoors))

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The Willow family includes a large number of tree types, upright, twisting or WEEPING (babylonica). They also exhibit a VARIETY of BARK and foliage colourings, although all bear CATKINs. All are vigorous growers and love moisture.

STYLE : Suitable for informal upright, slanting, semi-cascade, cascade, twin trunk, root over rock and SAIKEI.

WARNING : Do not allow to dry out.

Care Info


REPOT : This grows so vigorously that it may need re-potting twice per year in early spring and mid-summer. SOIL : Basic soil mix. 40:60 GRIT:organic.

PRUNE : Mid spring for main branches.

PINCH : Trim previous years grwoth to 1 or 2 buds in early spring.

SOIL : Free draining soil.

WATER : DAIly throughout growing season and even more frequently in hot weather. This tree benefits from standing in shallow water in mid summer. Water less frequently during winter months.

FEED : BALANCED FEED every 2 weeks from spring to mid-summer.

WARNING : Do not allow to dry out.

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