ID Please

MidnightBirdGirl(Zone 7)September 16, 2011

Hello, I was hoping someone could help me ID these volunteers in my front planter.

Both of these popped up early summer, and are really the only green things in my yard, so I left them. With stage 4 water restrictions, we cannot water anything but our foundations, and then only every 5 days!! The bottom one has flowers that only open up at night.

Thank you,

MBG

Okay so here they are:

Tree:

Plant:

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bossjim1

I'd guess the first one is a globe willow, and the other one is a datura. Maybe someone else can say for sure.
Jim

    Bookmark   September 16, 2011 at 5:50PM
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MidnightBirdGirl(Zone 7)

Thank you!!
So, the plant is deadly...glad I do not have any little one around! It sure is pretty though!

I love the tree, and I think you might be right on that one too!

The tree can get to 70ft,from what I just read, it planted itself way to close to the house! Any idea on how and when to move it?
MBG

    Bookmark   September 16, 2011 at 6:20PM
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princealbert(Aransas Pass TX)

MBG,
The datura won't hurt you unless you eat it. I have 3 different varites. The tripple yellow is very pretty.
pa

    Bookmark   September 16, 2011 at 9:18PM
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debndal(8a DFW, TX)

We had a globe willow for about 15 years (planted intentionally) and it made a nice quick shade tree while the oak was growing up, but it is the ultimate trash tree. Bugs galore, rained aphid poop constantly in summer, little twigs fall in the winter and there is alot to clean up with this tree. It was pretty for about 10 years, but then it started to decline and looked trashy after that. I was so glad when it died! They are short lived, and I would not plant again. If it were in my yard that close to the house I'd cut it down and go find a quality tree to plant elsewhere in the yard.

    Bookmark   September 17, 2011 at 7:59AM
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wantonamara Z8 CenTex

Willow tree roots will also search out your water pipes. They love their water and look for it aggressively. I would not like the tree myself especially looking at the way we suffer from droughts.

    Bookmark   September 17, 2011 at 4:37PM
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ocgf(Z8)

Yes.Willow trees are illegal in Nevada and Utah because they brake the water pipes.

Omar

    Bookmark   September 18, 2011 at 12:16AM
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MidnightBirdGirl(Zone 7)

Well, Darn!! I like the look of it. I was thinking I got lucky and was going to move it. We have over an acre, and I was going to put it kind of in the back of our lot, where there are no pipes. So, I should just yank it, and toss it? Darn!!
:-(
MBG

    Bookmark   October 3, 2011 at 7:37PM
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ocgf(Z8)

:D I think so... see link below.

Omar

Here is a link that might be useful: Willow tree

    Bookmark   October 3, 2011 at 8:44PM
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