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pussywillow branches with roots

i brought some pussywillow branches in the house and put them in water now they have roots on them.can i plant them in a large pot?
Submitted by BHGPhotoContest

Yes, by all means! However, getting them to root, from my experience, is not so easy. The trick is to use a moisture-retentive potting mix (look for one with water-absorbing crystals, or use a self-watering planter that has a reservoir of water at the bottom). Keeping the mix damp but not water-logged is the goal. Keep the pussy willow in a partly shady site so it is less stressed. Grow it in the pot the first season, then you can transplant it into a permanent position if you desire. Good luck!

Luke Miller, editor
Garden Ideas & Outdoor Living magazine

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