Recently Planted Pussy Willow Not Getting New Leaves
Question From: Sidney, Ohio, United States
Q: Recently planted weeping pussy willow, had pussy willows on branches when bought but not getting any leaves after 2 months. Is it dieing, need pruning, grafts dead? Trunk has small sprouts but weeping branches aren't leafing out.
Sounds like it died back to the graft. GIve it another two weeks and if no leaves appear return it to the place of purchase. Best Nancy
Q: If leaves do appear which I doubt or will be very few, should I prune branches back and how short can I prune them? Thank you for your advice.
Depends on how it leafs out. I the leaves are sparse I would cut back hard to three or 4 inches above the graft. Best Nancy