can you help identify this for me please

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  1. pierrot

    pierrot Active Member 10 Years

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    Aloha

    this giant is now over 2m tall in our garden in Vancouver

    I am stummped as to what it is! thought it could be a mnallow but it has opposite leaves

    can anyone Id for me please

    thanks a lot
     

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    saltcedar Rising Contributor 10 Years

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  3. pierrot

    pierrot Active Member 10 Years

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    saltcedar

    thank you my brain is not what it used to be
     
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    wcutler Paragon of Plants Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout 10 Years

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    If you don't want a great big tree in your yard, you can cut it back almost to the ground and it will grow back to that same height next year, with ever bigger leaves. It won't flower if you do that.
     
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    If you have the room, let it grow (they can reach 30-50 feet tall and can love up to 200 years in a great environment). You can cut the lower leaves (eventual branches) off to where you'd like the canopy to be. They are beautiful when they are in flower. We planted at the beginning of this year, and loved watching it shoot up!
     

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