First thing, soak starts in water for a few min.
to rehydrate. If temps are consistently above
freezing, you may plant outside. Otherwise, fill
plastic cups with good potting soil and poke holes
for drainage. Please no fertilizer in the soil (you can
dip the ends in rooting hormone for much better
results)! Insert the cuttings all the
way into the soil so that the top bud is barely
showing out of the soil and the bottom bud is
buried. THE BUDS NEED TO POINT UP!!!
Water well and make sure you have good air
movement or ventilation and place in a sunny
window. Keep the container moist but not wet.
should white moss grow, spray with hydrogen
peroxide. Cuttings need at least 65 degrees
to sprout. They do best with 14 hrs of sunlight.
Can use florescent or LED lights. The plants
can be taken outside when temp stays above
40 deg. Prepare soil 6” deep and water well
All Hybrid Willows
Please carefully remove towel and leave in banded bundle
in a bucket of 5-6” of water with wet-side down for 2-3 wks
(4-5 wks for bushes). Keep in an indirect, PARTIAL-sun, well
ventilated area. While rooting, if temps are too hot or cold
outside, feel free to keep indoors by a window. Fans work
great to maintain air circulation. In rare cases, if moss
develops,feel free to spray starts with hydrogen peroxide
and increase the circulation.
When it’s time to plant, carefully remove the starts from the
bundle and separate not to damage the roots. Dig a hole
larger than roots and deep enough to cover the root line.
Back-fill carefully with fertile, tilled, garden soil so as not to
damage (no fertilizer or Miracle-Grow). Keep starts HEAVILY
& consistently watered for the first year. Drip lines work great!
Only plant when ground temps are above 40 deg consistently
and done freezing. If its late fall, winter or early spring, you can
plant in buckets indoors until done freezing. Remember, No
Fertilizer! And absolutely no planting in ground that has had
Round-up or weed killer previously.