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willow species

Posted by Karen Duplisea , Sep 20,2005,03:17       Forum

I have learned so much by reading these forums. I saw a tree that was absolutely beautiful in someone's front yard in Banff, British Columbia. The owner was kind enough to give me a branch or two to bring back to toronto, wrapped in wet towels. I promptly placed them in water and within days they were growing roots. I tried to identify it while I was in B.C. but no one knew for sure what it was. In my research I came upon a species called the Shining Willow, which I beleive this is, as it fits every description.

My question is this: The shining willow only grows to approximately 20 feet. I have a small front yard, and if I plant this 15 feet from my front steps and prune the canopy to remain small, will the roots still be a major problem? I love this tree, especially when shaped!


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