in your garden - welcome

help please: what is the name of these shrubs?

 Back to Forum

Posted by FUMBIE 10 Jun 2010 - 12:04:00 PM

Hello everyone

We have some shrubs in our garden that were there when we bought the house earlier this year. We love them and would like to plant some more. Does anyone know what there are? They are about 4 m tall now but seem to grow even taller in one of the neighbour's gardens.

Photo attached.

Cheers, Cornelia

Comments (2)

Re: FUMBIE 10 Jun 2010 - 12:07:00 PM

I should add: We are in Hobart, Tassie

Re: Re: EDITOR 11 Jun 2010 - 4:37:00 PM

Hi. It seems to be the Chilean pencil willow. As one of the un-exempted species of Salix, I'm afraid it's classified as a 'weed of national significance'.

Tell our Plant Selector what you want & like and we'll search thousands of plant profiles for compatible matches

Plant of the Day


Plant type: evergreen tree or shrub
H: 6m W: 5m
Sunlight: hot overhead sun to dappled light

Find out more

Fast Facts

Most hedges are a kind of living fence. For extra security, plants with thorny stems or prickly leaves can create an impenetrable barrier hedging.


Palmetto Soft Leaf Buffalo is ideally suited as a lawn in many applications.

More products

Get the Plant Selector's full features plus news, forums & competitions. Sign up, it's free.
Click here for more