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Jun 4, 2018 11:14 AM CST
derby uk.
hi

sorry i have no pic of the plant... but it is a small ornimental tree, vigourous 'willow' like leaves. it has racimes of clustered pink flowers that hang down, similar to wisteria - but its not wisteria. its in flower now in the uk...

any ideas?... tia.
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Jun 4, 2018 11:21 AM CST
Name: Sue Taylor
Northumberland, UK
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Tamarix?
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Jun 4, 2018 11:27 AM CST
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4b)
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I wondered about Robinia but the leaves aren't really willow-like. If it's not Tamarix, lilymanrob, if you see one on a street somewhere maybe you could look up the location and get a screen shot off Google Streetview to show us?
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Jun 4, 2018 11:33 AM CST
derby uk.
hi

no its not a tamarix, a friend on fb posted it up, asked what it was, got the answer wisteria, but it clearly wasnt a wisteria! i am botanically educated and the tree in question did not have wisteria shaped flowers or leaves. my 'friend' took exception to me pointing this out and unfreinded me! lol. i wasnt not being rude or disrespectful. but they simply took exception to me disagreeing with them.

so i cannot now copy the picture. its in a private garden and is an unusual speciese.
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Jun 4, 2018 11:43 AM CST
derby uk.
he he...got a friend to pinch this image

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Jun 4, 2018 11:43 AM CST
Name: Sue
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OK, so the leaves are lanceolate, but if the flowers are not wisteria shape, can you describe them? It's a tree with a single trunk?
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Jun 4, 2018 11:48 AM CST
Perthshire. SCOTLAND. UK
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Buddleja alternifolia argentea.
Quite common in UK.
A most un Buddleja looking shrub. Love it.

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Jun 4, 2018 11:52 AM CST
derby uk.
Silversurfer said:Buddleja alternifolia argentea.
Quite common in UK.
A most un Buddleja looking shrub. Love it.

https://www.google.com/search?...


thank you very much! Smiling
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Jun 4, 2018 11:56 AM CST
Perthshire. SCOTLAND. UK
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Just added a couple of pics..see above.
Glad to help!
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Jun 4, 2018 12:00 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
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Oh, that is so pretty! We only have a single photo in our database and it's a close up of the blooms: database Fountain Butterfly Bush (Buddleja alternifolia 'Argentea')

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