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Red twig willow?

Postby countrychic » May 10, 2008 9:00 am

I have just come back from a perennial sale, and came home with a 'Ornamental Willow'. I have the Artic Willow shrub in my garden, love it, and saw a red twigged shrub at the nursery last week. I grabbed this one because it has the same red twigs, and thought it was the same, but I see the icecream stick tag has a different name 'Ornamental' instead of Red Twigged or Flame Red.
Is this the same thing?
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Postby countrychic » May 11, 2008 9:48 am

Does no one know about this plant?
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Postby A Closet Canuck » May 11, 2008 10:08 am

I was just reading Ann Lovejoy's description of wonderful willows for the garden. The information you shared does not include a botanical name, which is really the only way for one gardener to know exactly which plant another is describing.

The best course of action, if your tag does not give a botanical name, is to google willows and look at the pics. At least you can narrow it down. Personally, I would leave the willow in the container for awhile so I could really see what its form is before planting it. You might also take a piece from the plant you bought and compare it to what is for sale at local nurseries. In the end, you will be making a best guess, but that is often far better than not trying.

Sorry I can't be of more help.
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