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phodg84phodg84 Posts: 11
Can someone please help identify this plant


  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,586
    Goat willow, Salix caprea
     Get it out now.
  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 54,860
    I don't know if it's my imagination, but we seem to have had even more queries about goat willow this year than usual. 
    Not a plant to keep in an average domestic plot  :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • Slow-wormSlow-worm Posts: 1,576
    Yes I found one growing in a pot, I'm going to keep it and find a field to plant it in. (I just happen to know a tree lover with land 😃).
    I think they're beautiful trees. 
  • ButtercupdaysButtercupdays Posts: 4,537
    I have a big, old one by the pond and every day this week the air has been full of tiny parachutes drifting by and the surface of the water covered with seeds.
    The birds love it, but not one for the average garden!
  • bcpathomebcpathome Posts: 1,302
    Not for a garden ,get rid now .
  • B3B3 Posts: 27,331
    There's always quite a few this time of year @Fairygirl
    I posted one myself many moons ago😊
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • CloggieCloggie Posts: 1,457
    Aahh!  Light bulb moment.  In my first few years in this garden I allowed this to grow thinking it might be ornamental quince.  When I realised it wasn't it was really tough to dig out.  I haven't seen it for a couple of years but it was back this year in the same spot.  Must still be a bit of root down there.
  • phodg84phodg84 Posts: 11
    Thank you everyone, i shall get my spade out tomorrow and dig it out 
  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 4,714
    Yes willow, but not Goat willow.
    This one has stipules...those small round leaves..
    Maybe Salix cinerea...grey willow.

    It still has to go!

    Quote link...

    ""The Grey Willow (Salix cinerea), also known as the Grey Sallow, is native to western Europe including Britain. It grows naturally everywhere. It is a shrub and rarely a tree. It can be confused with the Goat Willow but it has longer leaves and large ‘stipules’ at the base of each leaf."
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • phodg84phodg84 Posts: 11
    It is a shrub and rarely a tree.
    Could it be used as a hedge? 
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