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Sowing & planting
150 - 500
6 - 7
Identify my 'hakuro nishiki'
The flamingo willow is a small tree or a large shrub difficult to confuse, with its elongated leaves, first pink, then green marbled with white. It is generally between 1 and 5 m, and has a rounded, dense habit.
The willows are trees or dioecious shrubs with simple leaves, alternate, toothed. Some have weeping habit.
Plant my 'hakuro nishiki'
Plant in fresh soil, well drained, deep, not too calcareous, in the sun. The planting in bare root is done only in winter, while you can plant clumps and trees in container until spring.
In bare root, shorten otheroots, and soak them in a mixture of earthsoil and compost.
Plant in a hole at least 20 cm larger than the root ball, gradually putting the crumbled soil back, and tamp regularly around the roots.
Water right after planting with at least 50 liters of water that you pour into a bowl formed around the trunk. A stake planted in the hole, inclined, facing the prevailing winds, will be useful. Use a suitable flexible attachment.
Prune my 'hakuro nishiki'
Regularly trim your flamingo willow if you want to keep it compact, and prevent it from forming long entangled branches.
The best time is the end of winter, before the buds swell. Shorten all branches by a third.
To keep your tree healthy in the long run, remove the dead branches, and cut off those that cross each other.
Water my 'hakuro nishiki'
In the first month and in case of drought, water abundantly but not too frequently, so that the roots will fetch water deeper. Water thoroughly, until the soil is wet and a small puddle remains around the tree.
Unprop my 'hakuro nishiki'
Your tree should be well rooted after two years, so remove the stake now that it is not needed anymore.
Mulch my 'hakuro nishiki'
If your willow is planted in dry soil, mulch it every spring with crushed wood.