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Please help me with my willow, I've taken dead leaves off my willow but how do I make it grow down rather than out

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  • FireFire North LondonPosts: 15,579
    welcome. Is it in a pot? 
  • PosyPosy Isle of Wight.Posts: 3,422
    I'm  not quite sure what you mean. It IS growing down but there will be some width as well. What variety is it? Where is it grafted?
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 3,913
    edited 3 August
    Fire said:
    welcome. Is it in a pot? 

    Is it the Kilmarnock willow...Salix caprea Kilmarnock?
    Quote RHS...
    "Kilmarnock willow. 'Kilmarnock' is a stiffly pendulous small tree."

    It does appear to be in a pot.
    If it is it will never be happy.
    I recommend that it is planted in the garden .

    It is a grafted tree and often the roots are not strong enough to support the very heavy top growth of leaves..they are inclined to lean/blow over.

    Near here the builder appears to have planted one of these trees in every garden.
    See my pics...
    https://www.flickr.com/search/[email protected]&sort=date-taken-desc&text=Salix caprea Kilmarnock.&view_all=1




    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
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