How to grow trees from cuttings.
Bonsai a Willow Trees Part 1
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For some time I have wanted to bonsai a Willow tree. I could not get a cutting. I mentioned this to a friend who is a professional gardner and with a couple of weeks he delivered a long branch he had saved for me from pruning abig willow tree.
I removed the foliage and the tertiary branches. After that the long branch was cut into four small pieces and left to stand in water in a large watering can.
About four weeks later, all four cutting had developed fine roots and plenty of new green foilage.
It is at this stage that I decided to plant them in plastic nursery pots. About 60% of the pot is filled with horticultural grit, then I have placed a plastic bag, folded and shaped to fit into the pot and sit above the grit. This is the first time I have done this and I am hoping that the roots will develop horizontally as opposed to downwards. I have used ordinary compost to fill the rest of the pot with a cutting in each pot.
The willow tree roots love to be in water and for this reason I have placed the pots in a tray which has at one inch of water at all times.
These cutting will be ready next spring to be repotted into training pots.