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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.

This message was edited Oct 21, 2012 2:51 PM
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

(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

(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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