Salix Integra Hakuro Nishiki is commonly known as Flamingo Willow. It is a beautiful dwarf variety of Willow that originates from Korea, Japan and China. Small in stature, the Flamingo Willow tree more than makes up for this by its sheer decorative value. The stunning new foliage emerges in spring with vibrant pinks and white colouring. As the foliage ages, these change to cream and lush green leaves. The decorative catkins of Salix Integra Hakuro Nishiki appear in early spring and are a delicate golden colour.
Even the branches are decorative! A deciduous tree, Flamingo Willow tree will shed its leaves in the autumn revealing a lovely deep crimson coloured stems which provide much needed colour in the border during the winter months.
The Flamingo Willow tree, as with most willows, will perform best in a moist, well-drained soil. A striking little ornamental tree or shrub that is perfect for small town gardens and can also be successfully grown in containers (do make sure to keep it well watered if grown in a pot).
Salix Integra Hakuro Nishiki prefers full sun or partial shade and can be planted near to a pond or water source.
Salix Integra Hakuro Nishiki is a little treasure of a tree which can be grown as a tree or a decorative shrub. This bushy shaped Salix is best grown as a shrub. It is available to buy online. The striking pink and white foliage of the Flamingo Willow tree make it a lovely choice for an ornamental tree or shrub for a small garden.
Best time for pruning Salix is early spring or late autumn.