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On Jan 29, 2011, TanteKick from San Pedro, CA wrote:
I gathered a few of the branches from the curly willow from a funeral arrangement. We were asked to take something home with us, as it is a custom in this Japanese family. To my amazement they rooted in the water with no effort and I planted them in pots. They have lived in these pots outside for 5 years and they easily stay only a few feet tall. They bloom with caterpillar like pods that blow off in the wind and proceed to root in any area in my garden. I'm glad to hear how invasive they are in the ground as I will dig them out and plant them in pots. I am in So. Calif. and everything grows here. Hope this helps
New to the site and thanks for all your input on the Corkscrew willow tree! I planted one in my front yard this year, it is growing fast and I love the look of it! I had no idea about the root system and I planted it close to the driveway... hopefully I'll have no problem with that in the future. Thanks again for all the valuable information on this tree!! By the way I am in central NC ..
I started this tree 6 years ago when we moved to Texas. I worked for a florist and she gave me a branch, which I rooted and planted. It stays in a pot on the patio but I would like to plant in the yard. I have always heard willows have shallow roots and can damage drives, walks, etc. Anyone have any suggestions?