Does anyone know what plant this is?

skyblu020August 11, 2014

Hello, I saw this plant and took a pic because I thought it was pretty. There was no-one around to ask what it was. I would like one for my garden. I hope someone can help. Thanks!

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jaynine

Salix matsudana/Corkscrew Willow (just a guess)?

    Bookmark   August 11, 2014 at 8:18AM
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skyblu020

Thanks for the quick reply! That's a possibility.

    Bookmark   August 11, 2014 at 9:07AM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

How is it I knew, before checking the member's page, that that was a picture taken in the UK? Can anyone help me on the indefinable clues which told me that? It often happens on these pages and I'm never quite sure how I know. Does the reverse happen? Is there something there which tells you it's not a US garden?

This post was edited by floral_uk on Mon, Aug 11, 14 at 10:01

    Bookmark   August 11, 2014 at 9:16AM
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pitimpinai(z6 Chicago)

A Salix, but not Salix matsudana 'Tortuosa', because young Tortuosa is green.
I had S. 'Tortuosa'. The stems were very green in summer then turned yellow in winter ....unless there is another Salix matsudana that has dark red/brown stems like those in the picture.

    Bookmark   August 11, 2014 at 9:19AM
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missingtheobvious(Blue Ridge 7a)

flora, looking for clues I wonder if perhaps it's an allotment: the wooden edging, the string fence....

    Bookmark   August 11, 2014 at 10:00AM
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eaga(7a Long Island, NY)

Salix purpurea, perhaps.

    Bookmark   August 11, 2014 at 10:08AM
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skyblu020

It's not an allotment, the wooden edge is the edge of the path to my house and the fence is metal wire. Just a typical council garden. But I walk past every day and admire it.

    Bookmark   August 11, 2014 at 10:38AM
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esh_ga

Allotment? Council garden? Now there are some unfamiliar terms ....

    Bookmark   August 11, 2014 at 2:31PM
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missingtheobvious(Blue Ridge 7a)

skyblu, forgive me; I've read just enough English novels to be dangerous....

So what is a council garden if it's not an allotment?

    Bookmark   August 11, 2014 at 10:38PM
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skyblu020

It's the garden of a house on a council housing estate.

    Bookmark   August 12, 2014 at 7:09AM
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missingtheobvious(Blue Ridge 7a)

Thank you!

    Bookmark   August 12, 2014 at 9:50AM
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