East Sussex, United Kingdom
Goat Willow ??
Hi all, my dear mum has a tree in her garden which is shedding seeds from what look like catkins. The seeds look like mini dandelion clocks and are becoming a nuisance. Her grass is white with them and they have filled her carport floor. It's an old tree and she has never had this many seeds from it before, The local garden centre man says it is a Goat Willow and will self-seed itself everywhere!
What can you guys tell me about it? The leaves are mid-green and ovate/obovate shaped and the branches grow up and out, not droopy. She can't remember what colour the flowers were, probably whitish and too far up for her to see clearly.
- 26 May, 2010