Dec 17, To prune a dappled willow, wait until early winter when the weather has turned cold for good in your area and the plant has gone dormant. If you want to keep the willow in a natural form, simply cut off select branches down to the ground with pruning shears to thin the willow out every 1 89%(69).
Jan 29, Start pruning a dappled willow by removing dead, broken or diseased branches. This is essential for the health and vitality of the plant. If the plant growth is dense, you should then work on cutting back dappled willows on the inside to open them and allow for better air circulation. As the plant matures, renewal pruning will be needed. This is done in early spring, by removing the largest, heaviest canes all the way to the ground. One to five branches can be removed each year, depending on the size of the plant.
Nov 04, Most people prune their dappled willow severely each year, down to about at 6 to 12 inches (15 to 30 cm) from the ground. This results in a modestly sized, rather rounded shrub about 5 feet ( m) in height and diameter.
Prune the dappled willow in early winter or early spring to remove dead branches and encourage growth. Cut off all dead and broken branches using loppers or a hand saw approximately 1/2 inch from the trunk of the tree. Then remove 30 percent of the tallest.