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Twisted Willow (Salix babylonica 'Tortuosa')

Again blurry as taken on a camera phone!

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Ooops! I should have looked at this photo first! It atready IS big, isn't it!

Its latin name is Salix babylonica 'Tortuosa'. Sorry - I was a teacher in my past life! It's in the blood.........

26 Oct, 2009


Yes unfortunately I don't think the lady who lived here could cope with it and it has gone a little mad! It is lovely though and Puppy cat thinks it is a fantastic climing tree! As for latin names I have recently graduated and my degree immersed me in animal taxonomy so I have a great interest in all these new latin names!

26 Oct, 2009


Wooppee!!! A fellow-'Latin-ite'!! You'll be in - dare I suggest it - good company here, Numbaten!

I coppice all our willows/osiers in February every other year, and they're more than happy with this seemingly brutal treatment. Though Puppy might object!

26 Oct, 2009


Really glad to hear it, Elle! It's so much easier to ID a plant with a latin name, especially if someone is looking for one to buy - then they can get the EXACT one they want!

26 Oct, 2009

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