willows with few 'pussies'
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- March 22, 2010 at 12:04 am #28972AnonymousInactive
I have salix nigra and ‘regular’ pussy willows which have very few ‘pussies’ this year…are they a plant with alternate year boom or do I need some soil additive or amendment?March 25, 2010 at 7:27 pm #29251margaretKeymaster
Though they will perform OK in semi-shade, the more sun the more bloom. Salix will take wet conditions, and though they are adaptable to normal-to-slightly dry soil as well, bone dry will also make the plant unhappy. Any chance thing sare too shady or too dry?March 29, 2010 at 10:52 am #29280AnonymousInactive
Thank you. They are definitely getting plenty of moisture and probably not enough sun though the shade is very high there. If I thin the major branches to get more light into them, would that help?
I cannot move the whole shrub…March 29, 2010 at 11:37 am #29281margaretKeymaster
I do a lot of judicious pruning of trees that are overhead of my shrubs borders (or have someone come do it if the trees are big) — just taking out a few branches can really help change the light pattern in an area, and you still have the tree. I am not sure of you mean think the pussy willow itself or overhead branches (as I am suggesting)?March 31, 2010 at 6:35 pm #29291AnonymousInactive
the maple is very high headed and almost on its last legs
cannot take another branch from it
was meaning to thin the willow shrubs themselves
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