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Big Pussy Willows

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Wendy Miller22-Mar-04 01:03 PM EST 3   
dee22-Mar-04 11:56 PM EST 3   
Ann24-Mar-04 04:21 PM EST 5b   
Wendy Miller31-Mar-04 08:09 AM EST 3   
Dianimal01-Apr-04 10:08 AM EST 8   
Ann07-Apr-04 04:26 PM EST 5b   

Subject: Big Pussy Willows
From: Wendy Miller
Zone: 3
Date: 22-Mar-04 01:03 PM EST

I saw at the St. Albert Market, a couple of years ago, a woman selling huge Pussy Willows. The branches were straight so would love to find some to grow. If anyone know the kind of willow that grows huge pussy willows I would appreciate it. Thanks. Wendy

Subject: RE: Big Pussy Willows
From: dee (
Zone: 3
Date: 22-Mar-04 11:56 PM EST

Wendy, I would appreciate that info.too......Mine are always so skiiiny!..looking forward o replies ...Dee

Subject: RE: Big Pussy Willows
From: Ann
Zone: 5b
Date: 24-Mar-04 04:21 PM EST

Mine grow big and fluffy but not straight, I would guess they trim to them grow like that. Are your shrubs true Pussy Willow or perhaps Swamp willow that don't grow quite so large.

Subject: RE: Big Pussy Willows
From: Wendy Miller
Zone: 3
Date: 31-Mar-04 08:09 AM EST

Ann I saw these pussy willows at the local garden store. I don't have any growing in my garden. The pussy willows that I am referring to are probably an inch long and 1/2 inch wide. I found a willow tree with them in the brush of a acreage home. I think I will go knock on their door and see if they know the type of willow that it is. If I am really lucky they may let me cut three or four branches.

Dee I will let you know what I find out. Wendy

Subject: RE: Big Pussy Willows
From: Dianimal
Zone: 8
Date: 01-Apr-04 10:08 AM EST

If you want, you can root pussy willow stems you buy at a market or florist. Stick them in water, and hey! presto! they will sprout roots. You know what to do after that. :-)

Subject: RE: Big Pussy Willows
From: Ann
Zone: 5b
Date: 07-Apr-04 04:26 PM EST

Usually people are happy to either give cuttings or tell you the name of plants. I got a nice Forsythia that way, it has flowered well for two years now, will see how it does this year. But, as Dianimal says failing that, you can buy the ones from the store, they may come from abroad though and could be more tender than ours.

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