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
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
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I have 4 salix flamingo trees I have just planted into garden. They are grafted onto 4 ft stems and look like standard trees. Should I prune and keep like this or let them grow naturally?
I would certainly maintain the standard shape as this is how the tree was grafted.
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Neglected dont know where to start. Also planted 2foot from house do I need to move it? Nearly 5ft, tall.
They can grow 15 feet high and wide.
You should keep the shrub 5 feet from foundation.
I would move the shrub.