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JimmarJimmar Posts: 6


 She's growing in an urn which I made for lupins..and this is my only clue



  • Looks a bit like Goat Willow.

  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,114


  • See this is why Latin names ARE useful. I'd never heard of Goat Willow. Just been to look it up. I HAVE heard of Salix caprea though.

  • Lyn2Lyn2 Posts: 11
    I have this growing in my garden and was wondering what it was. Now I know - thank you. Any idea how large it will grow?
  • JimmarJimmar Posts: 6

    We all have them! I'm guessing it will need to be moved out of the pot then if it's going to be a tree.

  • JimmarJimmar Posts: 6

    Thank you everyone. I'm really pleased to have this solved!


  • It'll grow 6- 10 metres. Very good for butterflies and moths, but you'll need lots of space. It's not just the height is the breadth the branches take up.

  • Lyn2Lyn2 Posts: 11
    Thanks for the info. Looks like it could grow into a sizeable tree !
  • Never thought I'd get told off so pompously for not using scientific names, Quercus! Perhaps a knowledge of common English names would prove useful to you in communicating with the uneducated masses. I take it your alternative spelling of robur (or maybe rubra) is a deliberate pun of some sort.

  • I'd think this was the solution to my mystery tree (see my photos and thread) if it were not that I haven't spotted any catkins. I suppose they would have appeared by now (after five years)?

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