Transplant a harlequin willow

Transplant a harlequin willow

Harlequin willow in the wrong location

A good gardener finds a compromise between the ideal location conditions for a plant and an aesthetic design for his garden. Even if you would like to place the tree on your south-facing terrace, you should choose a different location for the sake of growth. A harlequin willow must be bright and warm, but must not be exposed to the blazing sun. It is better to plant the ornamental willow in a partially shaded place.

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You have to pay attention to this

  • Due to the strong root formation, transplanting the harlequin willow becomes more difficult with increasing age.
  • Older plants have difficulty taking root in the new location.
  • You can encourage rooting by digging a trench around the pasture six months before moving. Fill this with compost.
  • When moving, be careful not to damage as few roots as possible.
  • Radically cut back harlequin willow before digging it up.
  • You can put a harlequin willow that you have previously grown in a bucket outside at any time.

Transplant harlequin willow from our own cultivation

Harlequin willows are easy to pull from cuttings. This is preferably done in a nursery pot, which you initially store on the windowsill. If the branches are strong enough, you can transplant the willow into the garden. The best time to plant is in October. Although you can basically move a harlequin willow at any time, you should plan ahead as possible. It is still best for the tree if it can grow old in its usual location. Above all, consider the criteria mentioned above. In addition, the substrate should be well drained to provide the harlequin willow with sufficient water.

Note: Don't worry if your harlequin willow does not produce flowers in the year of relocation. This is perfectly normal. In the following year, the tree recovered from the change and blooms just as beautifully as in previous years.