bacanbits
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Location: Michigan

Weeping Pussy Willow Tree

I have a weeping pussy willow tree. This is it's second year. It is growing very well. My question is that I don't know how to prune it. Last year I just cut off about 2 feet of branches all around so that it wasn't touching the ground. But I think that is not the proper thing to do. Can someone help me with this. In the middle of the tree is also quite a lot of dead branches. Do I take these out also? Thanks so much.

Barb

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Joined: Wed May 26, 2004 2:44 am
Location: Maryland zone 7

Hi Barb,

Dead wood can be pruned at any time, so you can prune those. I find these sites helpful about pruning weeping trees.
https://www.freeplants.com/free-article-pruning-weeping-cherry-trees.htm
https://www.slimwetwillows.co.uk/willow%20tree%20varieties%20-%20dwarf%20weeping.htm

Newt

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