West Babylon, NY(Zone 7a)

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

Beautiful, BC(Zone 9b)

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.

West Babylon, NY(Zone 7a)

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.

Magnolia, TX(Zone 8b)

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...

West Babylon, NY(Zone 7a)

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.

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Scott County, KY(Zone 5b)

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.

Northumberland, United Kingdom(Zone 9a)

Quote from keithp2012 :
It retains its leaves throughout the year though they get more brown in colder months.


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

Resin

San Francisco, CA

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.

West Babylon, NY(Zone 7a)

What trees look like Willows?

Magnolia, TX(Zone 8b)

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.

West Babylon, NY(Zone 7a)

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

Magnolia, TX(Zone 8b)

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.

West Babylon, NY(Zone 7a)

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

Beautiful, BC(Zone 9b)

The images aren't showing.

Charleston, SC(Zone 9a)

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

Northumberland, United Kingdom(Zone 9a)

Quote from DreamOfSpring :
It reminds me of my wax myrtles (Morella cerifera).


The fruit is wrong for that, unfortunately.

Resin

West Babylon, NY(Zone 7a)

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

Northumberland, United Kingdom(Zone 9a)

Quote from keithp2012 :
Northern bayberry can hybridize with Southern Bayberry and Wax Myrtle, mabye mine is a natural hybrid?


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

Resin

Magnolia, TX(Zone 8b)

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

Magnolia, TX(Zone 8b)

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..

West Babylon, NY(Zone 7a)

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

Magnolia, TX(Zone 8b)

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

Scott County, KY(Zone 5b)

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.

West Babylon, NY(Zone 7a)

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

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

Anne Arundel,, MD(Zone 7b)

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

West Babylon, NY(Zone 7a)

Quote from sallyg :
[probably a better bet than Sydney golden wattle, but I'm still thinking "headache tree" might be a good name for this.


Ha ha if it's a new species that is what i'll name it. :P

West Babylon, NY(Zone 7a)

So close to figuring this out!

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