Willow Hedge

Marie – Therese Carroll asked 12 years ago

I planted a willow hedge in early March. The willows were on average 6ft tall when planting. i can see now that they are about 9 ft or more but the leaves are starting to turn yellow and die. I have other willow trees and this is not happening to them and it much too early for them to be wilting for autumn. the ground is plenty wet and i can see the other willows thriving on the soil type. Are they too tall, should i prune them back now?

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 3 years ago
Willow is not a hedging plant as such, but it can be used to make an informal screen. It needs to be cut back hard in spring every year or couple of years.

The trees may be just taking a time to settle in and they should not have any weed competition.