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4-5ft Flamingo Willow | 4L Pot | Salix integra 'Hakuro Nishiki'

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Architectural tree with stunning variegated foliage perfect for small gardens

'Hakuro Nishiki' is a deciduous plant that boasts cream-pink foliage in the spring and summer which drops in autumn to show coral-orange stems. Having pendulous branches, this gorgeous willow tree is shaped like a lollipop, perfect in a pot or a small garden.

Usually a compact, weeping tree, 'Hakuro Nishiki' is grafted to an upright rootstock, which means it will grow taller and straighter than a standard tree. This beautiful plant is delicate and slim, but hardy against the elements, and needs very little looking after.

Variety Information

  • Habit: Upright
  • Flower Colour: Yellow
  • Foliage Colour: Green/Pink/Cream (Summer), Orange (Autumn)
  • Bark Colour: Brown
  • Features: Variegated Foliage, Architectural Form
  • Supplied As: 4L Pot
  • Height on Arrival: 120-150cm (4-5 ft)
  • Age: 2 years with 4 years Rootstock
  • Eventual Height & Spread: 2m x 1.5m (6.5 x 5ft)


We have developed an eco friendly polypot that is currently in use across our 9 litre range. This polypot has less than 20% of the plastic used by a regular pot, and is importantly recyclable. Polypots also prevent root spiraling, encouraging a healthier root system.

All trees arrive in an extra thick cardboard box with a clamp to hold their pot in place. This prevents them from moving around on their journey.

Nursery staff will wrap the roots of our bare root trees and use compost to keep them moist during transportation. This extra protection prevents them from drying out, allowing for a flying start. We also use the same specialised box that our potted trees have to keep them nice and secure as they make their way to your home.

How your order will arrive

Willow trees are easy to grow. Your tree’s growth and output will likely be fine providing you followed our planting and care instructions. Below we address some common queries:

  • Hardiness: Most species of willow are native to the UK, and the species that aren't are from far colder regions, so the UK's mild winters will not affect your tree.
  • Position: Willow trees benefit from being planted in full sun. Planting your tree in a sheltered spot will allow the tree to put more resources into flowering.
  • Soil Types: Soil types are best ignored and remain an unwelcome confusion. Every plant will adapt to its conditions. Having said that, less than ideal conditions will reduce growth. Waterlogged soils will starve your tree of oxygen, which plays a key role in photosynthesis, cause its roots to rot and create the perfect environment for many diseases. Similarly, compressed soils can starve a tree of oxygen and water, so do not compress the soil when planting. Aeration can be improved further with mulching.
  1. Key is to regularly water newly-planted trees, at least bimonthly for two months. It is also important to ensure you choose a location where your tree has enough space, which you can calculate from a variety's eventual height and spread.
  2. With containerised trees it is important to drench your tree's rootball.
  3. It is important to free any spiralized roots growing around the rootball's circumference. Ensure the pot sits no lower than an inch below ground.
  4. Dig a hole twice the radius of the rootball. Stake your tree no more than 2-3 inches from the stem, pointing away from the prevailing wind.
  5. Fill the hole with a mix of compost and garden soil, and add fertiliser and mycorrhizal fungi. Do not compress the soil.
  6. Give your tree a good watering.Add mulch on top whether bark and wood chippings, compost, manure, leaf-mould and stones. Make sure mulch doesn't touch the stem.
  7. Tie the stake to your tree, leaving space for growth. Place a rabbit guard around your tree.
  8. Apply fertiliser and replace decomposed mulch come spring. Check ties to ensure there is no rubbing. Collect fallen leaves in autumn.

More Information
Deciduous Or Evergreen Deciduous
Common Name Willow
Features Trees For Small Gardens
Flower Colour Yellow
Flowering Month August
Is Collection/Mix? No
Needs Ericaceous Compost? No
Species Salix integra
Stem/Bark/Cane Colour Brown
Type Willow
Colour Green, Yellow, Variegated
Eventual Height 2m-4m
Eventual Spread 2m-4m
Foliage Colour Green, Pink
Growth Habit Bushy
Annual Rate Of Growth Medium Growing
Supplied As 4L Pot
Supplied As 4L-5L Pot
Type Ornamental Shrubs, Ornamental Trees
Latin Name Salix
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Shop By Category Ornamental Trees, Trees for Small Gardens