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What Is This Tree, Please?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by redhen, Aug 7, 2011.

  1. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    I have this tree in my yard, and we're planning on pruning it..(cutting some of the lower limbs)... and i just know we'll kill it or something.. [​IMG]
    Soo, just in case... I'd like to know the name so i can hopefully find another if needed..
    *also in the spring/early summer the tips of the leaves turn a light peach color...if that helps any..)

    Thanks for any info!



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    And the leaves up close..


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  2. Laurajean

    Laurajean Slightly Touched

    Apr 2, 2010
    New Hampshire
    No clue (sorry) but I love it! [​IMG] I gotta get me some ornamental trees like that.
     
  3. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    LOL!!!! I have no clue either but it sure is perty!!!!
     
  4. ChickiKat

    ChickiKat Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 10, 2011
    Eastern Kansas
    I think it looks like Bay, but I dont know if those would live in your area...
     
  5. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    I'm going to venture a guess:

    Dappled Willow or something close to it

    Imp with the green thumb
     
  6. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

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    Thanks guys! I'll google them and see of they match... [​IMG]
     
  7. itsy

    itsy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My guess would be Salix integra - which is also called "flamingo." It's in the weeping willow family. It's also called a Dappled Willow. Check out this link for photos of the leaves when they have their color...... Is it similar to your plant?
     
  8. AyeUpChuck

    AyeUpChuck Striving for Self-Sufficiency

    Mar 7, 2011
    Beavercreek, OR
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    They are in the willow family and are usually shrubs. I believe the temp along with soil conditions affects how pink they get. When well maintained and when they're roots find a proper water source they become beautiful trees as you seem to have!
     
  9. arabianequine

    arabianequine Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 4, 2010
    I don't know, but my buck goat would love to eat the leaves down for you first.
     
  10. gaited horse

    gaited horse Merry Christmas!

    Aug 14, 2008
    Fernley, NV
    It's a reading/sleeing under tree.
     

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