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CarBluCarBlu Posts: 6

This tree has self seeded in my garden. It is one year old and is almost 6 feet tall. I haven't got a clue what it is. Can you help? The leaves are simple and opposite.

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 78,388

    Hi

    Salix caprea aka Goat Willow. 

    Not a good idea to let it establish close to a building or drains etc. 

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 78,388

    Hi image

    Re your PM.  about salix caprea having alternate leaves whereas yours has opposite leaves .... in my 

    opinion it's a salix - one of the types like salix caprea, known as pussy willows - they do hybridise so that may be why the leaves don't fit the descriptions in the books.  

    Whichever it is, my warning about buildings and drains applies. 

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • CarBluCarBlu Posts: 6

    Cheers

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