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PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 9:34 am    Post subject: Can anyone identify this tree ? Reply with quote

Hi

We have this wonderful tree but no-one seems to know what it is, can anyone identify it ?

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A willow I think.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sive wrote:
A willow I think.


Someone else said that. I did check on the list of native Irish willows and it does not look like any of them. It doesn't have catkins either.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

willow,got some like it,yours is beautiful,mine is only about 3 foot high at present
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sal wrote:
willow,got some like it,yours is beautiful,mine is only about 3 foot high at present


So what sort of willow, and why doesn't it have catkins of any description ?

It doesn't look like any of the 4 native willows - the closest is the Bay Willow but it is not that.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 5:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

it is either crack Willow Salix fragilis or white willow Salix alba. Close up of both sides of leaves needed to be more definitive.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

michael brenock wrote:
it is either crack Willow Salix fragilis or white willow Salix alba. Close up of both sides of leaves needed to be more definitive.
michael brenock horticultural advisor (retired)


Thank you very much Michael, but if it's a Willow why doesn't it throw catkins ?

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mine is actually a cutting i took from a large tree on the side of our road,i have put more in round my dads decking and they have taken too,they root easily,i was told once that if you put willow cuttings in water with other cuttings the hormones from the willow will help the other cuttings to grow,i have a bucket out back with a few willow cuttings and anything i get i put into water from this for a day before putting into earth,some take some dont,
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

no catkins on mine either as yet
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