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ScarlettEve
Sarnia
Canada

October 21, 2012
2:31 PM

Post #9311452

I'm having trouble identifying a tree, I recently purchased a home and in the backyard is a tree that resembles a weeping willow but I am not sure if that is right. If anyone can help I would be forever grateful.

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altagardener
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

October 21, 2012
2:49 PM

Post #9311458

It's a weeping caragana, Caragana arborescens 'Pendula'. These are often put on a high graft, as yours is.

Edit: I should add that the root stock (that is, the tall trunk that the weeping shrub is grafted onto) is a regular Caragana arborescens.

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ScarlettEve
Sarnia
Canada

October 22, 2012
10:37 AM

Post #9312250

Thank you so much, I was worried when it appeared to be turning yellow and sickly. Knowing the name helped me look up the care and maintence.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

October 22, 2012
10:58 AM

Post #9312261

Not to question your ID, Alta, but the leaves look very different than the Caragana arborescens 'Pendula' I'm seeing online. Is there a reason for this? Just curious...
altagardener
Calgary, AB
(Zone 3b)

October 22, 2012
11:22 AM

Post #9312277

Good point, Kwanjin.
The top growth is not 'Pendula' but instead is Caragana arborescens 'Walker'.
My mistake.

kwanjin

kwanjin
West Valley City, UT
(Zone 7a)

October 22, 2012
11:29 AM

Post #9312289

Whew! I thought I was seeing things. I usually don't hallucinate until later in the day. ^_^

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