Salix Flamingo bush
Finding great specimen trees for smaller gardens or limited spaces, such as patios, can be a challenge, but we think we've cracked it for you here! The stunning 'Flamingo Willow', or Salix integra 'Hakuro-nishiki' to give it it's correct botanical name, produces a stunning spring and summer spectacle. In early spring the yellow catkins emerge from bare branches before bursting into a mass of amazing creamy pink variegated and tipped new shoots, set against white mottled and marbled leaves. The fabulous foliage contrasts all summer against the coloured stems which remain bright when young through the winter. It is really hardy and easy to grow, simply prune it back to shape in late autumn, and it is not fussy at all about soil conditions, just do not let it dry out. Great in large pots as a feature plant, it is a definite feature plant that needs to be grown where you can see its delicate colours. Supplied as an established plant in a 3L pot ready for immediate planting.