Hi. I have a hakuro nishiki grafted willow that I planted last year. I live in the lower mainland of BC, Canada (Vancouver). I understand that this little tree should be pruned back quite a bit so it becomes more lush. It is now mid January and we are having a very mild winter thus far. I keep reading that I should prune it very early spring. Should I prune it in February? I noticed some of the trees in the area are budding, which is completely out of the ordinary for the season so don't know what I should do. I am quite a beginner gardener, so any help is appreciated.
- 16 Jan, 2010