I just purchased a new home and this tree is in the backyard. I am not sure if it is a variety of willow or not but to properly care for it I need to know. So if anyone out there can identify it I would be forever grateful.
Sure looks willow-ish.
Any chance of some additional (clear) pictures? Closeups of buds this time of year, and an image of the whole plant while dormant.
I looked again at the fuzzy images of those narrow leaves, and there are a disturbing number of them that appear to be oppositely arranged.
If so - then that's no willow.
(Hmmm, I seem to remember this one coming up previously... maybe it was also posted to a different DG forum?)
Orig post was from October. I am bumping (& running) on those with zero :)
It was ID'd back then on the Beginner Gardening Forum.
minnesippi- you bump em you Id em, as most of those are on other forums