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Salix integra 'Flamingo' (Dappled willow 'Flamingo')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
2.5m
Max height
2.5m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Salix integra 'Flamingo'

Other names

Dappled willow 'Flamingo', Japanese willow 'Flamingo'

Genus

Salix Salix

Variety or Cultivar

'Flamingo' _ 'Flamingo' is a bushy, deciduous shrub with yellow catkins on bare stems in early spring, bright pink shoots and leaves in mid- to late spring turning dappled green and white in summer and, with regular pruning, red stems in winter.


Salix integra 'Flamingo' is: Deciduous

Habit

Bushy, Compact

Flower

Yellow in Spring

Foliage

Pink in Spring; Variegated, Green, White in Summer; White, Variegated, Green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Caterpillars , Leaf beetles (willow and poplar) , Sawflies Aphids , Caterpillars , Leaf beetles (willow and poplar) , Sawflies

Anthracnose diseases , Rust Anthracnose diseases , Rust

General care

Pruning

Shear in midsummer to encourage a bushy habit, a second flush of pink growth and red stems in winter. Mature plant size is dependent upon frequency of pruning.

Propagation methods

Grafting


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Where to grow

Salix integra 'Flamingo' (Dappled willow 'Flamingo') will reach a height of 2.5m and a spread of 2.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

City, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Plant in deep, moderately fertile soil in full sun or partial shade.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

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Botanical name

Salix integra 'Flamingo'

Other names

Dappled willow 'Flamingo', Japanese willow 'Flamingo'

Genus

Salix Salix

Variety or Cultivar

'Flamingo' _ 'Flamingo' is a bushy, deciduous shrub with yellow catkins on bare stems in early spring, bright pink shoots and leaves in mid- to late spring turning dappled green and white in summer and, with regular pruning, red stems in winter.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Bushy, Compact


Colour

Flower

Yellow in Spring

Foliage

Pink in Spring; Variegated, Green, White in Summer; White, Variegated, Green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Caterpillars , Leaf beetles (willow and poplar) , Sawflies

Specific diseases

Anthracnose diseases , Rust

General care

Pruning

Shear in midsummer to encourage a bushy habit, a second flush of pink growth and red stems in winter. Mature plant size is dependent upon frequency of pruning.

Propagation methods

Grafting


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Salix integra 'Flamingo' (Dappled willow 'Flamingo') will reach a height of 2.5m and a spread of 2.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

City, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Plant in deep, moderately fertile soil in full sun or partial shade.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Salix integra 'Flamingo' (Dappled willow 'Flamingo')

Common pest name

Scientific pest name

Agrilus fleischeri

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

5

General biosecurity comments

Pest of poplar; native to East Asia. Likely to be damaging if introduced to the UK. Protecting against the risk of entry via wood packaging material and other means remains a priority. A Europe-wide assessment would be helpful; to consider strengthened regulation.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Salix integra 'Flamingo' (Dappled willow 'Flamingo')

Common pest name

watermark disease of willow; willow vascular wilt; willow watermark disease; willow wilt

Scientific pest name

Brenneria salicis

Type

Bacterium

Current status in UK

Present (Limited)

Likelihood to spread in UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

Bacterial organism causing watermark disease; which affects willow used for cricket bat production. Established in parts of England; despite long-standing powers for local authorities to take action; which have now been revoked.

Defra's Risk register #3

Plant name

Salix integra 'Flamingo' (Dappled willow 'Flamingo')

Common pest name

Japanese swift moth

Scientific pest name

Endoclita excrescens

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

Polyphagous moth pest whose larvae feed off a range of herbaceous and woody hosts. Native to East Asia where substantial impacts have been observed; and current import requirements do not fully mitigate the risk of introduction. A PRA will help to assess the level of risk more fully.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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