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29/04/2014 at 10:11

Hi , a neighbour brought these round to me. She bought them at lidl for an Easter display and they have grown roots. Any body any idea what they are? If I plant them will they take over the place?

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/44075.jpg?width=276&height=350&mode=max

 

29/04/2014 at 10:13

If they root so easily they are willows.  They are sold as room decorations, I think.  I don't imagine they are supposed to be put in water.

29/04/2014 at 10:13

They could be willow. It roots very easily. Have a look at this link  http://rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?pid=588  you can make arbours etc with it.

29/04/2014 at 10:14

I'd need a closer look at the leaves but willow is something that would do that

29/04/2014 at 10:15

Looks like Twisted willow altho I cannot tell the real shape of the leaves on the photo.

Grows into a very large tree eventually.

29/04/2014 at 10:18

definitely Twisted Willow, lovely tree

29/04/2014 at 10:20

Probably corkscrew willow - http://www.rhs.org.uk/plants/details?plantid=1742 

The branches are often sold for dried decorations indoors - being willow, if in a moist environment they'll grow.  

29/04/2014 at 21:04

Thanks everyone. I had a feeling it must be willow. I won't be planting it but I hate to see something go to waste

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