Willows – Planting outdoors

Q: I have some willows that have rooted in water and are beginning to sprout. When may I plant them outdoors?

A: Wait until the roots are four inches long. At that time, gently transplant the sprouted cuttings into gallon pots and put them in a sunny window. When night temperatures are above 45 degrees, put the pots outdoors in a lightly shaded spot. They can be put in the ground in late May. Be sure to keep the plants from drying out in summer.

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