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Salix Flamingo tree

Zone Gloucestershire | rivendel added on May 12, 2015 | Answered

I have the above tree in our front lawn. Despite watering and feeding it, it doesn't look particularly healthy and I have cut the branches right back and they were dying. There are, however, pink and green leaves, so it's not completely dead. Do you think it's not getting enough water because it's in the lawn? Thank you. Justine

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shelley
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Answered on May 12, 2015

How often and how have you been watering it? This tree does do well in damp soil, so be sure to water deeply and thoroughly. Is there good drainage in your lawn? This is an important consideration as the salix flamingo doesn't like to be in standing water.

How often have you been fertilizing it? It is recommended to fertilize in the spring with a granulated fertilizer before growth begins.

Given the timing of your tree's deteriorating condition, your tree may have sustained winter injury. For more information on winter injury, go here: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/shrubs/shgen/winter-damage-of-shrubs.htm

For more information on the care of salix flamingo, please visit the following link:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/willow/dappled-japanese-willow.htm

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