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28/06/2012 at 19:35

 She's growing in an urn which I made for lupins..and this is my only clue

28/06/2012 at 19:48

Looks a bit like Goat Willow.

28/06/2012 at 20:26


28/06/2012 at 23:29

See this is why Latin names ARE useful. I'd never heard of Goat Willow. Just been to look it up. I HAVE heard of Salix caprea though.

29/06/2012 at 04:57
I have this growing in my garden and was wondering what it was. Now I know - thank you. Any idea how large it will grow?
29/06/2012 at 20:02

We all have them! I'm guessing it will need to be moved out of the pot then if it's going to be a tree.

29/06/2012 at 20:03

Thank you everyone. I'm really pleased to have this solved!


29/06/2012 at 20:23

It'll grow 6- 10 metres. Very good for butterflies and moths, but you'll need lots of space. It's not just the height is the breadth the branches take up.

29/06/2012 at 23:47
Thanks for the info. Looks like it could grow into a sizeable tree !
30/06/2012 at 06:30

Never thought I'd get told off so pompously for not using scientific names, Quercus! Perhaps a knowledge of common English names would prove useful to you in communicating with the uneducated masses. I take it your alternative spelling of robur (or maybe rubra) is a deliberate pun of some sort.

30/06/2012 at 13:40

I'd think this was the solution to my mystery tree (see my photos and thread) if it were not that I haven't spotted any catkins. I suppose they would have appeared by now (after five years)?

30/06/2012 at 16:02

These things grow very quickly and hog all sorts of available nutrients and water to the detriment of other more attractive plants.  I pull them up the minute I spot them in the borders but there are thousands of these things growing from wind blown seed this year in my paths, parking area and a bit of old cobbeld road we have out the front.  They're, only at the two and 4 leaf stage so far and I've just zapped them with glyphosate, the only non organic product I sue in my garden, along with assorted thistley things and groundsel and chickweed and grass growing where I don't want it. 

02/07/2012 at 22:09

Sorry Joe didn't mean to sound pompous, I was just pointing out that scientific names can be useful. This is also known as Pussy Willow, which is what I know it as. 

Rubur was a typo btw, but too late to alter it once it was done

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