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Re: RE: Re: smoke tree


I got my Ss crossed - or was it my eyes?  Thanks, sometimes it just all
runs together.  Salix is correct, probably S. caprea.

Kitty
BTW, Syringa - LILACS! - are also suggested as good subjects for coppicing.

> [Original Message]
> From: Marge Talt <mtalt@hort.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Date: 3/21/2003 9:21:31 PM
> Subject: Re: RE: Re: [CHAT] smoke tree
>
> Um, Kitty...Syringa?  If it's a willow, maybe your fingers meant
> Salix?
>
> Marge Talt, zone 7 Maryland
> mtalt@hort.net
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> > From: Kitty <kmrsy@earthlink.net>
> > 
> > Re>Why do you cut the pussy willow down? To control size?
> > >  I have a black catkin variety that I put in last spring. 
> > >  Probably will let it be this spring.
> > 
> > Mine was plain old syringa vulgaris. Got way too tall. Also a real
> JB
> > magnet, so I had to get the leaves down to where I could see and
> spray.
> > Also it left the bottom all naked. I read about stooling and
> Syringa was
> > suggested as a great candidate. Stooling this monster still yielded
> 8-10
> > foot canes each season after pruning. Once I tried it I did it
> every
> > year until I got rid of the JB magnet once and for all. I miss the
> pussy
> > willows but it was just a nuisance.
> > 
> > Now YOUR black pussy willow will most likely be much easier to tame
> and
> > if there's no beetle problem, it's a great asset. I think a lot
> depends
> > on the space you want to fill and the desired shape. Do you want a
> tree
> > or a shrub? That's how you decide whether to stool.
> > 
> > 
> > Kitty
> > 
> > +++++++++
> > My only experience with stooling was
> > with Pussy Willow, Salix sp, except that I did it after the catkins
> > developed, so I could use them for decoration - then WHACK! all the
> way
> > back down.
> > 
> > 
> > If you have weeds, you don't have enough plants.
> > 
> >
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