STORE HOURS: Mon - Fri 10am-4pm | Sat / Sun - Appt. Only

Wasco Nursery's Experienced Landscape Design Team is now accepting Spring Design Requests. Click Here for More Info

Flamingo Willow

Categories: , ,

One of the showiest of shrubs for foliage color, new growth emerges soft pink and white, literally bathing the plant with color in spring, fades to white variegation in summer; should be pruned every winter for maximum effect; tough and adaptable

Characteristics

Species:
integra
Other Species Names:
Dappled Willow
Average Landscape Height:
8 feet
Average Landscape Width:
8 feet
Genus:
Salix
Cultivar:
Flamingo
Branching:
multi-stemmed
Plant Form:
round
Canopy:
closed
Growth Rate:
fast
Pruning:
late winter pruning
Summer Foliage Color:
green
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Light:
full sun
Maximum Moisture:
wet
Minimum Moisture:
average
Pollution Tolerance:
high

Ornamental Features

Flamingo Willow has attractive white-variegated green foliage with hints of pink which emerges pink in spring on a plant with a round habit of growth. The narrow leaves are highly ornamental but do not develop any appreciable fall color. The smooth bark and brick red branches add an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Flamingo Willow is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.

Planting & Growing

Flamingo Willow will grow to be about 8 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It is quite adaptable, prefering to grow in average to wet conditions, and will even tolerate some standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

PREVIOUSLY VIEWED ITEMS

Optional section for additional body copy.