I took a few cuttings. I understand that September is not that good a time to try to root cuttings of a plant that is going to lose it's leaves soon. But that is the only time I was at Fairplex! They did not root :-( I had even emailed them in the Spring to see if I could go and take cuttings then with no reply. I don't think they care. 2 years ago I took more cuttings when I was at the fair volunteering. They rooted!
Yay! Yesterday we went to the FAIR and visited my tree or my "baby mama".
Fairplex in Pomona has been around since the 1930's so who knows when these trees were planted. I did notice yesterday that 2 or so of the trees are gone because they took down some buildings :-( So there is only one left.
These are my 2 baby trees. I rooted 3 cuttings and gave one to a friend. It is such a precious plant to me and I don't even know the name! I have searched the internet endlessly and can only find "tortuosa" which this is NOT! If you know the name, please share! I love my Curly Leaved Willows. Now I just have to figure out where to plant them in my new garden. I'll probably just plant one in the ground and keep one in a pot for just in case :-) Happy gardening!