Salix cuttings

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Brandhorst
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Salix cuttings

This is my first time on this forum. I've been adding dwarf willows to my gardens over the past few years and am interested in propagating more. If there's anyone out there interested in swapping cuttings now would be a good time to do it. If there's interest let me know and I'll post what species I have. Thanks.

cohan
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Hi and welcome!
I'm still just wishing for dwarf willows, so I can't help ;)
Looking forward to seeing what you are growing!

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

RickR
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Joined: 2009-09-21

Hello Mark!  Thanks for joining our "plant party"!

We'd all like to know (and see) what you grow.  I grow a very nice, small Salix repens 'Iona Form'.  Not sure how valid the cultivar name is, but it's what I bought it as.  It's a very small leaf form of the species.  Here it is in a 3 inch pot and a trough.  As you can see, given a larger root run, it can be very vigorous.

       

I could probably send cuttings or even a plant.  Whereabouts do you live?  Feel free to add a signature to your profile that will appear at the bottom of each message you post.  I hope you plan to participate often.  ;D
I do grow other willows, but they aren't dwarfs: http://nargs.org/smf/index.php?topic=274.msg7496#msg7496

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Lori S.
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Joined: 2009-10-27

Hi, Mark! Welcome to the forum!  I would love to hear about your techniques for propagating willows from cuttings, and see your gardens. 

Exchanging cuttings sounds tempting (once I get some going), but unfortunately, I think cross-border shipping might be more trouble than it's worth.  However, I'm very interested in getting some started from my S. x boydii, S. retusa, and another gnarly little one whose name I've lost... then maybe I can help out Cohan!!  :)

Nice willow, Rick!  It sure blooms a lot... mine don't.

Lori
Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3
-30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

Michael
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Joined: 2011-12-08

Very fun.  I've been on the scout for willows.

I've got only one dwarf Salix 'Boyd's Pendula'.  Some say it's a boydii, some place it as a hybrid.  I'd love to trade a few if you don't have that one.

Welcome to the Plant Party!

Michael
Interlaken, NY Zone 6 (yea... right... :-\ )

Brandhorst
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Joined: 2010-11-18

The species I have been growing for a few years are S. arbuscula, S. repens 'Boyd's pendulous. Salix nakamurana var. yezoalpina. I added a few last year. Salix arctica "petraea, S. retusa, S. polaris, S. tarraconensis and S. moorei. Hopefully will be receiving S. repens 'St. Kilda form' and S. lindleyana in the mail by April. What I've done for rooting them is cut them in late winter or early spring (before they leaf out). I stick them in moist perlite in the greenhouse and in a month or less they root. I don't have may photos of them at this point. I did just take one of arbuscula but not sure how to upload it. I would like help with figuring out how to do that.

Mark  zone 5, Western Maine

cohan
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Thanks, Lori! Maybe someday I will be somewhere in the mts at just the right time to get seed, or at a place where I feel okay about taking a cutting!
Mark- when you post a message, you will see a button at the lower left of the message window 'Additional Options' click on it and it will give you the option to upload photos among other things; there are notes there about file types and sizes..

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

RickR
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Joined: 2009-09-21

I had Salix lindleyana for several years.  When the literature says it does not like to be crowded, believe it.  The slightest bit of encroachment by a neighboring plant causes it to brown and recede.  It doesn't like our summer heat here either.

In addition to Cohan's photo posting info, you can look at a FAQ posted here:
How to attach images and documents

This tells you how to post photos at the end of your message.
Once you understand this, you can go one step further if you like:

If you want to insert your photos withing your text message, you can learn how here:
How to attach inline images

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Michael
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Joined: 2011-12-08

MARK!  You've got some fantastic willows!  That's already a notable collection of great species. 

As I mentioned, I wasn't certain about the heritage of 'Boyd's Pendul-a(us) [ain't that Latin sumtin']

I agree with the crowding and lindleyana.  Mine lasted six or eight years and went the way of things grumpy.

As I get the rock garden going, I hope to include more into the slope.  Ah... another project for the summer.

Michael
Interlaken, NY Zone 6 (whatever)

Hoy
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Joined: 2009-12-15

If anybody wants seed or cuttings of S reticulata, myrsinites, lanata or herbacea tell me!

Trond
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Brandhorst
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Joined: 2010-11-18

Hi Trond, I would love cuttings of some of your plants. I'm not sure that it's feasible as we're on different continents. Thanks for posting your images.

Mark  zone 5, Western Maine

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