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VoyagerxpVoyagerxp Posts: 650
My father in law gave me a cutting of a shrub he has but he can't remember whats its called. It flowered early this year and was covered with white flowers.

My cutting



  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 12,453
    Bumping this up in the hope someone can help. Don't suppose you've got a photo of it in flower by any chance ?
  • VoyagerxpVoyagerxp Posts: 650
    No i didn't get time when it was in flower but it was covered with white flowers.
  • B3B3 Posts: 27,289
    It looks like goat willow to me. Are you sure it's the cutting that's growing?
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Bee witchedBee witched Posts: 1,294
    Bit of a guess ....
    Your plant has reddish stems .... and a reddish tinge to the leaves ... so it might be Cornus alba sibirica  .... which also has white flowers

    Just a thought.
    Bee x
    Gardener and beekeeper in beautiful Scottish Borders  

    A single bee creates just one twelfth of a teaspoon of honey in her lifetime
  • FireFire Posts: 18,927
  • VoyagerxpVoyagerxp Posts: 650
    I'm going to have to look at his plant and get a picture.
  • DampGardenManDampGardenMan Posts: 1,054
    B3 said:
    It looks like goat willow to me. Are you sure it's the cutting that's growing?
    I'll second goat willow.
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 4,709
    edited June 2019
    Sorry but it cannot be Cornus or Hydrangea as they have leaves that are opposite.
    Mystery plant has alternate leaves.

     Was it this very plant that was covered in white flowers..
    OR was it  father in laws plant?

    Salix caprea...goat willow gets my vote.

    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • VoyagerxpVoyagerxp Posts: 650
    Ha ha he said it was a cutting of the plant with the white flowers but i'm wandering if its something else now. I will pop in and have a look at the plant myself close up and take a few close pics and get back to the thread.
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,739
    I'd say goat willow too.
    The cutting probably hasn't survived, and the salix has taken advantage - as they often do  ;)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
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