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keithp2012
West Babylon, NY
(Zone 7a)

March 5, 2013
10:10 PM

Post #9440261

http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/2344009

growin

growin
Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)


March 5, 2013
10:39 PM

Post #9440270

It makes it easier if you upload the images here instead of a link. I'm not sure what you have there but it doesn't look like Salix to me.
keithp2012
West Babylon, NY
(Zone 7a)

March 6, 2013
8:43 AM

Post #9440658

All the images and info are already uploaded on the other site I don't want to do it twice. Any idea what this is, I have no clue.

kittriana

kittriana
Magnolia, TX
(Zone 8b)

March 6, 2013
11:32 AM

Post #9440832

It certainly looks like a willow leafed plant- though none of the willows I recognize. You need to take pix of the whole tree/plant, the bark, and even a description of where it was found would help. There are many diff types of willows and even more plants that mimic willows...
keithp2012
West Babylon, NY
(Zone 7a)

March 6, 2013
11:55 AM

Post #9440863

All I can tell you for now is this plant is about 9 feet high so either dwarf tree or stunted growth and grows very slowly. It retains its leaves throughout the year though they get more brown in colder months. Its growing in a wooded area. On warmer days I will go and get more photos.

This message was edited Mar 6, 2013 3:56 PM

ViburnumValley

ViburnumValley
Scott County, KY
(Zone 5b)

March 6, 2013
3:33 PM

Post #9441099

Uploading the plants here leaves a permanent record for others to learn from. A link usually (always) goes defunct, and then no one in the future can learn from the endeavors here.

A few clicks from you seems worth the effort.

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

March 6, 2013
3:46 PM

Post #9441116

[quote="keithp2012"]It retains its leaves throughout the year though they get more brown in colder months. [/quote]

There are no evergreen willows, so willow can be excluded.

Resin
Vestia
San Francisco, CA

March 6, 2013
5:11 PM

Post #9441195

I agree that the plant in question is not likely a willow. I also agree there are no hardy evergreen willows, but we grow the "Cape willow" - Salix mucronuta, and it is evergreen. It would notbe hardy in New York.
keithp2012
West Babylon, NY
(Zone 7a)

March 6, 2013
6:21 PM

Post #9441282

What trees look like Willows?

kittriana

kittriana
Magnolia, TX
(Zone 8b)

March 6, 2013
7:31 PM

Post #9441346

Salix is the name of willows- to me I woukd describe a willow as looking like it was all fingers- your plant reminded me of a whole hand with fingers spread. tey googling or go to ask.com and looking for images.
keithp2012
West Babylon, NY
(Zone 7a)

March 6, 2013
9:05 PM

Post #9441444

I googled, here are trees that look similar, not sure which is mine.

Lucerne Tree
Bay Tree
Pineapple Broom
Headache Tree
Sydney golden wattle
Olive Tree
Eucalyptus

kittriana

kittriana
Magnolia, TX
(Zone 8b)

March 7, 2013
2:07 AM

Post #9441512

You are probably also looking for an understory type tree/plant. doubt eucalyptus qualifies, but what you found in that list was plants that have willow leafed in their descriptions. Our experts were hedging their bets and Not calling itwillow leafed, chuckle. I am not an expert and cannot for the life of me toss words like pinnate, lobed etc around... I have no reference points to work with. Get your new pix. Photograph that plant 10 ways to Sunday,upside doen and inside out. The info you gave us- evergreen, reduced stature, blooms of ANY type? That was good solid data.
keithp2012
West Babylon, NY
(Zone 7a)

March 9, 2013
10:43 PM

Post #9444440

Added new photos, got up close of leaf, found a berry on it, and got bark photo. http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/2344009

growin

growin
Vancouver, BC
(Zone 8b)


March 9, 2013
10:46 PM

Post #9444441

The images aren't showing.

DreamOfSpring

DreamOfSpring
Charleston, SC
(Zone 9a)

March 9, 2013
11:22 PM

Post #9444449

It reminds me of my wax myrtles (Morella cerifera).

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

March 10, 2013
3:52 AM

Post #9444483

[quote="DreamOfSpring"]It reminds me of my wax myrtles (Morella cerifera).[/quote]

The fruit is wrong for that, unfortunately.

Resin
keithp2012
West Babylon, NY
(Zone 7a)

March 10, 2013
8:27 AM

Post #9444680

This wax myrtle seems similar also look up Asian Bayberry http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&biw=320&bih=504&tbm=isch&sa=1&q=wax+myrtles+fruit&oq=wax+myrtles+fruit&gs_l=mobile-gws-serp.3...8122.9688.0.10104.6.1.0.5.5.0.81.81.1.1.0...0.0...1ac.1.5.mobile-gws-serp.3s6nwKuFNfw#i=70

This message was edited Mar 10, 2013 11:30 AM
keithp2012
West Babylon, NY
(Zone 7a)

March 10, 2013
8:45 AM

Post #9444701

Northern bayberry can hybridize with Southern Bayberry and Wax Myrtle, mabye mine is a natural hybrid?

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

March 10, 2013
4:40 PM

Post #9445106

[quote="keithp2012"]Northern bayberry can hybridize with Southern Bayberry and Wax Myrtle, mabye mine is a natural hybrid?[/quote]

Nope, because it isn't a bayberry / waxmyrtle at all - those all have waxy-coated, rough-skinned fruit, which yours isn't.

Resin

kittriana

kittriana
Magnolia, TX
(Zone 8b)

March 10, 2013
6:03 PM

Post #9445164

OK guys for me, how do you describe the leaves? ie pinnate, compound, on...

kittriana

kittriana
Magnolia, TX
(Zone 8b)

March 10, 2013
6:17 PM

Post #9445177

have been searching thru pix of everything from privet thru rhododendrons, I am guessing with that simple drupe the flowers won't be showy either...I call Uncle with my abilities..
keithp2012
West Babylon, NY
(Zone 7a)

March 10, 2013
10:02 PM

Post #9445379

Yeah this is difficult my native tree book has nothing in it like this

kittriana

kittriana
Magnolia, TX
(Zone 8b)

March 11, 2013
2:33 PM

Post #9446123

Try a gardening center or 2- take a branch with you maybe someine will recognize it.

ViburnumValley

ViburnumValley
Scott County, KY
(Zone 5b)

March 11, 2013
4:54 PM

Post #9446269

It looks like it should be a member of Ericaceae, but I don't know what.

keithp2012 should still post those pics here. A lot of folks won't bother going offsite to assist, and like stated earlier - that link will eventually go away and this thread will be useless.
keithp2012
West Babylon, NY
(Zone 7a)

March 11, 2013
7:21 PM

Post #9446418

Think I might have got it, Inkberry or Gallberry (ilex glabra)

This message was edited Mar 11, 2013 10:26 PM

sallyg

sallyg
Anne Arundel,, MD
(Zone 7b)

March 11, 2013
7:56 PM

Post #9446450

[probably a better bet than Sydney golden wattle, but I'm still thinking "headache tree" might be a good name for this.
keithp2012
West Babylon, NY
(Zone 7a)

March 11, 2013
8:53 PM

Post #9446492

[quote="sallyg"][probably a better bet than Sydney golden wattle, but I'm still thinking "headache tree" might be a good name for this.[/quote]

Ha ha if it's a new species that is what i'll name it. :P
keithp2012
West Babylon, NY
(Zone 7a)

March 18, 2013
3:50 PM

Post #9453886

So close to figuring this out!

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