Pussy Willow Trees
Q.

Pussy willow “tree” growth?

Zone Fayetteville, Arkansaa, 72701 | Mike Sylvester added on July 19, 2017 | Answered

If I take ap central 3 foot cutting. Shave of its bark around the stem. Then encircle it with 8 two foot branccehes with one side, bark removed, and align them to the 4 directions of the compass, and the other 4 at the 4: NE, SE, SW & NE coordinates. Affixed with cooking wax or elmers gku and taped and then allowed to fuse: will they make a thicker trunk/stem and grow out more tree-like?

A.
A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on July 21, 2017

Grafting is not generally done on Pussy Willows, as they grow very quickly from cuttings.
Your branching technique as described is interesting, though I don't feel it would work with all these branches.
Also the use of cooking wax or elmers glue would not be advisable.
This link has information on grafting tree branches.
https://www.wikihow.com/Graft-a-Tree

00
Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Pussy Willow Trees
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert

Learn More