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

Code: TR0196
4ft Flamingo Willow | 4L Pot | Salix integra 'Hakuro Nishiki'
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4ft Flamingo Willow | 4L Pot | Salix integra 'Hakuro Nishiki'

An architectural tree with stunning variegated foliage, perfect for smaller 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, and is 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 too.

Variety Information

Habit Upright
Flower Colour Yellow
Foliage Colour Green/Pink/Cream (Summer), Orange (Autumn)
Features Variegated foliage, architectural form

Size Information

Supplied As 4L pot
Height on Arrival Height can vary depending on when you purchase your tree, and what rootstock and variety combination you buy.1.2m (4ft)
Age 2 years with a 4 year old rootstock
Eventual Height & Spread Eventual size depends on both environmental and genetic conditions. 2m x 1.5m (6.5 x 5ft)
Optional Extras
  • One Tree Stake and Tie Kit - 1.2m
    Add +
  • 60g Empathy rootgrow™ Mycorrhizal Fungi
    Add +
  • Tree Planting Kit - Tree Stake, Tie and Empathy Rootgrow
    Add +
  • 1L Grow Your Own Liquid Seaweed Fertiliser by Empathy™
    Add +
Selected items will be included with your purchase

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.

Bare root & containerised trees have different planting requirements. With bare root, it is important to soak your tree's roots in water for up to 2 hours before planting, while with containerised trees it is important to drench your tree's rootball. With bare root it can be useful to prune woody roots back a few inches, while with containerised trees, it is important to free any spiralized roots growing around the rootball's circumference. With bare root trees, dig a hole so as to ensure the graft point is above the soil, while with containerised trees, ensure the pot sits no lower than an inch below ground.

Bare root & containerised trees also share planting requirements. 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. Fill the hole with a mix of compost and garden soil, and add fertiliser and mycorrhizal fungi. Do not compress the soil. 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. Tie the stake to your tree, leaving space for growth. Place a rabbit guard around your tree.

Apply fertiliser and replace decomposed mulch come spring. Check ties to ensure there is no rubbing. Collect fallen leaves in autumn.

We have developed an eco friendly polypot currently in use across our 9L range. The polypot uses less than 20% of the plastic compared with a normal pot and, unlike most garden center pots, is recyclable. Polypots also prevent root spiraling to encourage a healthier root system.

All trees arrive in a specially made, extra thick, cardboard box with a clamp to hold the pot in place at the bottom of the box. This prevents any movement during transit, keeping your plant safe.

We wrap the roots of our bare root trees and use compost to keep them moist during transport. This extra bit of protection prevents them from drying out and makes sure your tree gets off to a flying start.

We use the same specialised box as our potted trees to ensure safe transit.

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.

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Customer Reviews
Rating: 5/5

"A beautiful tree. Excellent purchase."

Reviewed Thursday, 1 November 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Tree arrived perfect condition & looking forward to seeing it bloom Thank you"

Reviewed Tuesday, 30 October 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Excellent quality and service"

Reviewed Saturday, 29 September 2018

Rating: 5/5

"plant as a gift arrived in good condition"

Reviewed Sunday, 26 August 2018

Rating: 5/5

"Very good purchase and has continue to grow after planting"

Reviewed Saturday, 28 July 2018

Rating: 1/5

"The plant arrived ok, even if it looked extremely scrawny. It has now started to look even more unhealthy, bordering on dead."

Reviewed Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Rating: 4/5

"Nice size plant. I've just planted it so hopefully it will grow well."

Reviewed Thursday, 12 October 2017

Rating: 4/5

"Thought it may be slightly bushier as it's 2 yrs old I already have one that's 4yrs old & it's massive!"

Reviewed Sunday, 25 June 2017

Rating: 5/5

"well packaged, followed instructions implicitly, the tree looks quite happy, in the ground, hope it is as successful as our previous ones (have moved house, couldn't bring it with us unfortunately) we love these willows and thoroughly recommend!"

Reviewed Monday, 3 April 2017

Rating: 5/5


Reviewed Friday, 24 March 2017

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