~ By Mickey Mom ~
This photo shows what can happen when
you plant a little twig the width of a pencil and about a foot tall. I had
used the twig of a corkscrew willow in a flower arrangement so decided
to stick it in a bucket of water after the flowers faded. (I have done this
before with various cuttings). About three months later, lo and behold -
I planted this sorry looking twig in a big pot with my "Black Gold" soil
mix and it has done well, growing to about 6 feet at this stage. I have it
by the front deck until I decide where I want it permanently. Being in a
pot I can move it easier. You can see, it does grow rapidly and is
deciduous. Upright with twisted and curled branches going ever which
way. Note mine are just starting to twist.
It can get quite tall, some as high as 40 feet. I don't know about this one
though, as I picked up the twig in a nursery just for the purpose of a
floral arrangement so I don't know the origin. I don't mulch or anything,
just water. No fuss, no muss.
Anyway, this is my take on this pretty little tree.
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