17th August 2008
A large shrub or small tree from the west coast of North America. I got it years ago because I liked the silvery leaves and have planted it in a number of places
round the garden (because it propagates easily). I plant it, it grows too large, I cut it down again. This is part of the regrowth process - I need to propagate it again
because this stump is in the way.
26th February 2011
The large silver catkins expand into long yellow fingers of fluffy anthers (mine is a male).