Willow Trees

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  1. Lilac and Willow
  2. Nutrients Needed for Willow Trees
  3. Yellowish-Green Leaves on Willows
  4. Willow Tree
  5. Variegated Willow Standard Form
  6. Wind Blew Tree Over Still Growing
  7. Propagating Irish Willow
Asked by Anonymous on March 26, 2011
Lilac and Willow

I live in Kamllops, BC.  Are lilacs like willows? Can they be planted near a running stream? I have also heard I cannot plant lilacs near a septic field, as they will run towards water and break pipes. If not too trouble, what do you recommend for a slope/hillside for erosion control? I have cut down MANY pines since beetles killed the trees. It does not have to be trees. It can be shrubs, low-growing plants, or even ground cover.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

For erosion control, many people like ground covers. It is able to hold onto more soil. Ivy, creeping periwinkle, pachysandra and even creeping phlox are great for hillsides.

Most lilacs do not like soggy soil, so I would not recommend them for next to running water. As far as them being a danger to pipes, they are fine as long as they are getting enough water. Any plant, lilacs or otherwise, will tear apart pipes if they are not getting adequate water. Since lilacs are not heavy water drinkers, the risk to pipes is minimal.

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Asked by Anonymous on April 22, 2011
Nutrients Needed for Willow Trees

What do I need to do for my willows? Their leaves are coming in a yellowish green. They are not a vibrant green. What is my soil missing? We have fertilized the lawn but are still not happy with the color of globe willow or weeping willow.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Most likely, it is a nitrogen deficiency. Use a nitrogen rich fertilizer. These articles will also suggest other possibilities:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/plant-leaves-turn-yellow.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/leaf-chlorosis-and-iron.htm

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weednfeed

fish emolision work wonders on willows, working some fresh peat into the top inch of the soil, and some liberal watering .

it's what my grandpappy does

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Asked by Anonymous on April 23, 2011
Yellowish-Green Leaves on Willows

My leaves on the willows are a yellowish green, not a vibrant green. I have fertilized the lawn and also put down ironite. Please let me know what else to do to get vibrant green leaves.

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Most likely, it is a nitrogen deficiency. Use a nitrogen rich fertilizer. These articles will also suggest other possibilities:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/plant-leaves-turn-yellow.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/environmental/leaf-chlorosis-and-iron.htm

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Asked by Anonymous on April 23, 2011
Willow Tree

I want to plant a willow tree on my river bank. Will the roots of a willow tree strengthen or weaken the river bank?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

These trees are ideal in wet situations and should pose no real harm to the river bank itself.

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Asked by Anonymous on May 2, 2011
Variegated Willow Standard Form

I just purchased a variegated willow standard form to plant in a patio container. I live in Zone 5-6 and I am wondering if I should bring this tree into the garage during the winter so that the roots don’t freeze. I am planning on planting it in a 21 inch x 16 inch pot. Will the garage be too warm and not allow the tree to go dormant?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

If it is not a heated garage, that should be fine.

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Asked by Anonymous on May 16, 2011
Wind Blew Tree Over Still Growing

What is the best way to keep a tree from falling again after it has been blown over (globe willow)?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Even if the tree survives and still grows, the stem (trunk) will never repair itself to the point that it can support itself. Therefore, it may always need some type of support, such as staking, to keep it upright.

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Asked by Anonymous on May 17, 2011
Propagating Irish Willow

I have what I call an ‘Irish willow. ‘ It grows very tall, very thorny, and has beautiful fragrant white flowers directly placed across from each other along with the leaves. The bees love it. When and how do I propagate it?

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Nikki
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

Willow is one of the easiest plants to propagate from cuttings. With most tree and shrub willows, this should be done using dormant stems in the winter.

Here is an article that may be helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/tgen/how-to-root-cuttings-from-various-shrubs-bushes-and-trees.htm

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