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Could anyone please help to identify this tree in my garden, it was bought as part of an Japanese Acer collection from wowcher but I can’t find an acer online that matches so may be something else. Thank you 


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,295
    Willow, probably Goat Willow

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 10,897
    I agree - there's masses of it where I walk my dog over the fields.
    Definitely not a keeper

    Billericay - Essex

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  • Thank you
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,030
    It has fluffy seeds that drift on the breeze and then land and take roots in pots where other plants are growing ... a real interloper  :/

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • Thank you, I’m shocked as it was bought as part of a Japanese acer collection and actually looks like a nice little tree 😮
  • GardenerSuzeGardenerSuze Posts: 5,003

    @xssx_lisa_xssx If you ordered Japanese Acers that is not what you received . Can you contact the seller maybe. This sort of thing needs to be stopped, you have paid for something you didn't get. Welcome to the forum and good luck!
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  • Thank you all for confirming my suspicions 😂
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,030
    Tell them it's Salix caprea.

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 4,581
    Acer leaves are opposite so cannot possibly be an Acer.
    Agree with all others ....Salix caprea...common name Goat willow!
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
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