Willow cuttings

Discussion in 'Gardening' started by doublebowgoats, Apr 18, 2013.

  1. doublebowgoats

    doublebowgoats New Member

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    I ordered what I thought was bare-root hybrid willow trees, a kind that is supposed to grow fast but not sucker, for a privacy hedge. Instead of bare root trees, the guy sent me cuttings off his hybrid willows. Does anyone know if the cuttings will have the same characteristics as the original hybrid willow? The cuttings are doing well and I have planted a few, but I am leery of planting them on the property line where I wanted them in case they go crazy.
     
  2. doublebowgoats

    doublebowgoats New Member

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    The original trees the guy took the cutting off of is called Austree, salix matsudana x alba
     
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  3. buckrun

    buckrun New Member

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    Yes...rooted cuttings of a hybrid will be the same as the mother tree. Only seedlings will differ.
     
  4. doublebowgoats

    doublebowgoats New Member

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    Ok. Thank you. Now to see if they do ok here. Some people love them and some people hate them.