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

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.

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?



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.


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


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.

Thanks for the info. Looks like it could grow into a sizeable tree !

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.

Gardening Grandma

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)?


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. 

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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