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Does anyone recognise this deciduous shrub? It was given to me by a neighbour so I want to ensure I take into account where I decide to locate it...thanks

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  • PerkiPerki Rossendale - LancashirePosts: 2,181
    Looks like a willow to me
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,451
    edited April 2019
    If it's goat willow, you don't want it!
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 27,568
    Looks like a goat willow to me too in which case it's a thug of little or no ornamental value and the scope for self-seeding a forest in your garden.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 19,878
    Agree with all the above, don’t put it in your garden.  I would locate the top of it chopped in the compost bin and the roots in the dustbin. Sorry. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,347
    Lyn said:
    Agree with all the above, don’t put it in your garden.  I would locate the top of it chopped in the compost bin and the roots in the dustbin. Sorry. 
    Afraid I agree.  It would be fine if you have a large wildlife area of several acres ... it’s not a tree for a ‘garden’. 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • Mary AnneMary Anne Posts: 116
    Thanks everyone wise advise....
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