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Plant Identification: Tree or Shrub?- and what is the name?

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Dyersburg, TN

April 18, 2009
3:28 PM

Post #6427969

Can someone tell me what this is? Looks like some sort of willow but have never seen one like this. The leaves are very very thin and curl back. I'm going to try to root this with a nice "Y" and see what happens. Can you help> Gisforgran

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United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

April 18, 2009
5:39 PM

Post #6428369

Looks like Willow Oak Quercus phellos


Edit: forgot to say, like all oaks, it won't root from cuttings. You need to look out for acorns in the autumn.

This message was edited Apr 18, 2009 5:40 PM

(Zone 6b)

April 18, 2009
7:42 PM

Post #6428839

I agree, definitely an Oak. Most probably Willow Oak. A few other Oaks have similar leaves, but quite different growth habits. Can you describe what sized plant this came from? Or even better, could you post a photo of the entire plant? The leaves curling back like they are, looks more like young leaves still expanding, or maybe leaves that have been cut off from adequate water supply (i.e. a cut twig).

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