I saw a tree/shrub(?) at Costco of all places and on the pot all it had was
a sticker that said "Willow" and a UPC code. I was taken by its appearance,
but before I buy I'd sure like to know a little about it because it didn't
look like any willow I've ever seen. It looked like a very narrow fountain
spray form emanating from a central trunk. The leaves looked like the
flowers on a Witch Hazel. They were grouped in little tuffs every six
inches or so.
I have a spot I'm looking to put a large shrub or small tree that will
eventually grow to maybe 7' to 15' tall between my porch and the wall of my
garage and right in front of my house. I'm wondering if this will fit the
bill? I'm aware of the reputation of willows being foundation breakers, but
if this is something which doesn't have invasive roots I'd like to try it.
By-the-way, my porch is fairly short, it is about 8' from the garage, and
the house faces east, here in zone 5 (Detroit).
Thanks in advance,