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Asked by
rivendel on
May 12, 2015

Q. Salix Flamingo tree

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

Answered by
shelley on
May 12, 2015
Certified Expert
A.

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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Asked by
Bobandcarol1 on
August 8, 2015

Q. pruning salix flamingo trees

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?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
August 11, 2015
Certified Expert
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I would certainly maintain the standard shape as this is how the tree was grafted.

Here is a link to help you.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/trees/willow/dappled-japanese-willow.htm

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