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25/08/2013 at 12:17

Is it grafted? If it is you may get what it's been grafted onto.

 

25/08/2013 at 12:33

Is it one of the  lollipop-type standards?  If so it will have been grafted so shoots coming from the base will be suckers and should be removed.

But most salix root easily in damp soil - if you want to propagate the pretty growth then a few twigs stuck into the ground in a quiet corner of the garden will be likely to root.  Remember where they are!  

25/08/2013 at 12:58

You should be able to take cuttings from it.  Often these are sold on their own rootstock anyway as normal shrubs.  I will try some myself later but I am confident

(cuttings from the grafted/top of the plant. Any suckers will simply re-produce the rootstock)

25/08/2013 at 13:49

I presume that they're grafted onto a salix that will give a quickly growing sturdy straight stem for the standard.  

On it's own roots Salix integra hakuru nishiki grows as a dwarf bush.  

25/08/2013 at 14:16

........and, as a bush on its own rootstock it's a lovely plant for partial shade.

25/08/2013 at 14:42

I prefer them like that Verdun - not overkeen on them as a standard myself.

25/08/2013 at 15:16

Will I get thrown out if I say I don't like these short of chlorophyll, sick looking mutants?

25/08/2013 at 15:24

Thanks happycottontail

25/08/2013 at 16:05

Then it's perfect for you Happycottontail  

There are only a few variegated plants I really like (sorry Verdun ), and like Nut I'm not keen on the pink and white salix, but if I had to have one I'd prefer the bush to the standard - but it takes all sorts to make a world and it's a good job we're not all alike.

 

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