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Weeping willow

Discussion in 'Other Plants' started by Gail_68, Nov 21, 2017.

  1. Gail_68

    Gail_68 Beauty blooms in the garden as well as the heart.

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    I've had this Weeping willow since it was young and as it developed I wanted it to take a shape of it's own, others ask me what the plant is :heehee:

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      that is a weeping willow? wow. Weeping Willows are trees to me, like big tall huge trees. humm. confused.
       
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        It looks like a Kilmarnock willow to me...

        The main stem is a normal upright willow, with a spreading-habit willow grafted on. So the height of the graft pretty much determines the height of the tree. They were very trendy in the late 1980s and 1990s, as I recall. We have one as the centre of our herb bed...
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        You can see it here, in between the front and back wheels of my old car.
         
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          Gail_68 Beauty blooms in the garden as well as the heart.

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          @redstar,
          Yes they are tree's but there's many forms of them, mines classed as a small, then there's medium and large, they even go down to Minnie.

          This is how mine should look :)

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          yes, they can be beautiful in the right place.
           
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            Gail_68 Beauty blooms in the garden as well as the heart.

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            I'll add a couple of pic's later with the leafs now off and you can see how the branches interwove one another, with one sturdy them in the middle :)
             
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            @Gail_68 That is just wonderfulllll. I really love this plant.
             
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              Hello jeannie :thankyou: it's in bud at the moment, so shouldn't be long before leaves are showing, you can by them in small, standard or large ...there also the very large ones that put in parks etc :)
               

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