September 14, 2010

Growing A Willow Tree

One of DH's all time favorite tree is the willow tree. He has always said that he wanted one.  I started to question what are willow tree seeds? Seeing we know we where we can find some at a few public parks and other areas.  My thinking was if we knew what the seeds looked liked or when they seeded we could get some and just grow a willow tree.

A few weeks ago we were @ my mom's house. My step sister was there and we asked her if she happen to know. She said I think you can take a branch, a cutting, and it will grow. So with that I asked my mom if I could borrow her computer to look it up. Seeing there was a willow tree there that we could take a branch or two from it that turn out to be the case.

It was clear that yes, a cutting or broken branch can and will indeed grow and take root for MOST willow tree varieties. Of all the different varieties there are only 2 of them can not be cultivated in this matter. So with that we took a few small branches of the tree that was available to us.

I came home and place it in some water. We have noted the leaves are starting to dry out and fall off. I thought perhaps it didn't work but today we noted there are roots starting to grow off the branches.

In about a week we'll transfer the branches to a pot with soil and leave it  inside for the winter. We think we'll keep them in a pot until they are bigger and then transfer the biggest strongest one to the yard and give away the other ones if they all make it that is!


  1. That is awesome! I look forward to seeing it grow right along with you!


  2. I, too, am looking forward to your progress w/ the willow tree. We told the munchkins that someday when we move to a house w/ more land, they can choose the tree they'd like. DS #1 wants a willow tree.

    Cute story: When he was about 4 years old, we passed a house that had a huge willow tree out front. He said, "Mommy, that tree looks like spaghetti!"

  3. Looks like spaghetti! Love it! :)

  4. Fantastic! And guess what? Jeff and Mr. Dudich have the same favorite tree! I can't wait to tell him that we can get some sprigs...if only we can find someone who HAS one in their yard, ha ha! BTW, I tagged you in a game:


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