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Mark74Mark74 Posts: 3

I bought two last year and after a short time a fungus grew on the leaves.

I thought that they would begin to show signs of flowering by now but aren't doing anything.

Are they dead?


  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,559

    I would expect to see developing buds on any willow now. Flower and/or leaf.

    What did they look like at the end of last season?

  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 28,045

    If you scratch a branch with your finger nail do you see green?   If not they're probably dead.

    These things are grafted onto a root stock and, in my experience, short lived.   They are willows so require a lot of water.   Mine curled up, despite being well watered, after just 5 or 6 years.  A friend's died after 7.

    In the end I was pleased mine died as its grafted head grew its branches far too long for the root stock stem and I was forever pruning the thing to stop the branches swamping ground cover and other plants.

    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 32,379

    I dug mine out a couple of weeks ago. Got very fed up with it taking up so much room in a very small bed outside my bedroom window. 

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,559

    They don't offer much after the catkins have gone do theyimage There was one in a prominent position in one of my work gardens

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 32,379

    This one didn't even grace us with that many catkins. 

    Another plant the previous owners planted which I've now removed.


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