Dappled Willow grows to a mature height of about 15 feet in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 4 through 9, while Dwarf Arctic Willow can reach about 5 feet in USDA plant. Nov 30, Prune small stems at evenly distributed locations throughout the plant about 1/8- to 3/8-inch above a leaf bud with a cut that slants away from the bud, using pruning shears.
Nov 04, Dappled willows grafted onto an upright trunk. Source: treefelling.buzz The dappled willow is often sold grafted onto a straight trunk (this is called top-grafted or standard form) in order to form a small tree, looking rather like a lollipop at the time of purchase. 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.
Mar 28, A word of advice, more in the case of the dappled willow rapidly becomes unruly and overgrown. This constant gardener thing is probably why botanical gardens fail to plant this lovely. It needs a one on one relationship with a pruner. At this point I would love to have some cohesive pictures of the pruning of a dappled willow. I do not.