Salix Flamingo, a deciduous dappled willow, has variegated colours throughout the growing season ranging from apple green and rose to deep magenta. What’s more, striking red stems are revealed after it loses its foliage in autumn. An excellent hedge shrub or specimen plant, the hit of colour has tremendous impact, especially when contrasted with darker shrubs or containers. Salix Flamingo can also be formed into a tree standard.
Inventor: Peter Bonetekoe, Boskoop, The Netherlands
Colour: foliage magenta rose to variegated blush pink; stems pink in spring and red in autumn and winter
Blooming season: late spring to fall
Mature Size H 1.75 m x W 1.75 m
Care: Prune in March or April while dormant but after the last frost. Shear in mid-summer to keep bushy. Prefers PH of acidic to slightly alkaline soil. Add plenty of compost. Water consistently. Use general fertilizer in early spring before growth begins.