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Debbie124Debbie124 Posts: 17
My Brother has accidentally grown this amazing 15 foot tree in a small pot, with no food and only rainfall.  He's in Preston, so there is quite a lot of that!  Does anybody know what it is please?  

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  • Silver surferSilver surfer Posts: 3,803
    edited June 2019
    I am sorry to tell you that it looks like on of the weedy willows....probably arrived as a wind blown seed.
    Salix caprea...common name Goat willow
    In the wild it would grow into a huge tree.

    I would suggest disposing of it sooner rather than later.
    Far better plants to be grown.

    https://shop.woodlandtrust.org.uk/goat-willow
    Perthshire. SCOTLAND .
  • Debbie124Debbie124 Posts: 17
    Why don't you rate it please silver surfer? 
  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336
    Basically, it's a weed.  I have them appear regularly in my blueberry pots.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
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