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Salix int. Hak. Nishiki

AHRAHR Posts: 361


about 6-8 weeks ago I bought a salix. I placed it into a bigger pot, in full sun and have been watering it regularly. 

It appears to be loosing its leaves fast. Is this normal for this time of year. Should I move it into a shady position?

Many thanks




  • AHRAHR Posts: 361


  • AHRAHR Posts: 361


  • AHRAHR Posts: 361

    Thanks for your reply.

    Yes I loosened the roots and soaked it for a hour, then planted it and watered again immediately. 

    BUT I did only use a general multipurpose compost made by Westfield and some blood fish and bone mixed in at the bottom. 

  • AHRAHR Posts: 361

    Fab thank you. 

    I will re pot it in John innes. I will do this when the weather has cooled. 

    Thanks for  your replies there much appreciated. 

  • StevedaylillyStevedaylilly Posts: 1,087

    I had the same Salix in my garden.boarder .It was placed in a part shade position and watered when the base was dry and fertilised each spring. This year the same thing happened as to yours. The  leaves turned brown and then they all the fell off.

    I have now repotted it and gave it a good feed. As yet, know new growth but will wait a bit longer before deciding it's fate 

  • AHRAHR Posts: 361

    How strange greenfingers Dave. 

    Hope yours comes back. I'm definitely going to try repoting it. Hopefully that will help. 

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 52,005

    There's a possibility that the early dry weather in the year is having an effect, similar to Acers dropping leaves early. It's the lack of water in spring rather than anything happening now.

    We already have a lot of dropped leaves from trees up here, so it also depends where you are in the country. Remember that they're willows, so, when they're in a pot,  any spell of being short of water has more effect than when in the ground.

    In any case, Verdun's advice is good so follow that  image

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • AHRAHR Posts: 361

    I ended up cutting this back Slightly.  And now it has lots of new growth on it. i think it is going to be ok. image

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