Cottage Farms Flamingo Willow Patio Tree
My new favorite tree
This tree was in the ground for about a week and it started growing like crazy it is the center of attention in my garden in the front of my house it looks like the picture now!
Received this as a birthday present.
What I received was one stick and some roots. I planted the "tree" and have new growth only on the bottom portion of the stick. Nothing new growing out of the top or sides near the top. Looks like it is a shrub and not a tree.
I ordered 2 of these trees. Unfortunately, they never looked any different from the way they were shipped. It's been a year and they continue to look dead. I was excited about this product when I ordered it. I had never used Cottage Farms before and will not order from them again.
The tree I received wasn't quite what was presented. (I thought) It was as tall as presented but had only 3 -- 8 in sticks on the top of the trunk, but it was starting to leaf out. The leaves were green-no varigation. That was 2 weeks ago. Now it is starting to get branches off of the 3 -- 8 in sticks and it is starting to show varigation and even a hint of pink. I am amazed at how fast this tree is growing. I can't wait to see it in a couple of months.
WHAT'S HAPPENING WITH COTTAGE FARMS
The tree had a couple small branches on the top I got a few leaves then the tree died. I did get a replacement but it is a whole different tree. The first had wax on it and a thick stem the second is so thin and has more of a willow effect and no wax. Fingers crossed I guess. The customer service from qvc was amazing and they do always take care of the customer and that is why I come back.
I just purchase and they arrived leafing out in the boxes! Very healthy and vibrant little trees. I planted in large pots and they are doing very well, excited to see how they winter and come back next Spring.
Cute little tree!
I recently received this tree and I was quite pleased with the way it was shipped. The roots were protected with a bag to keep them moist. I put the tree in immediately and have been giving it lots of water and it is growing well. I am giving it 4 stars simply because it is a brand new tree and it is too soon to know how it will be long term. It's a good size and I am hoping that it will continue to settle in and I will have it for a long time.
I bought this last year & received a very healthy-looking specimen. I carefully followed the planting directions & the tree grew as promised. I was afraid the tree would not have survived the brutal winter we had but it did & it's gorgeous as I write this. I trimmed it at the start of this season to keep it around 6 ft high as suggested. I can't believe how big it's grown already and this isn't the time to trim further! So glad I have pics in its various stages. Have to take some as it is now because no one would believe it. I have planted other types of flowers & shrubs that have failed for whatever reason. This one is an unqualified success. It makes me happy just to look at it!
Year 2 and she's a beauty
I received this last year, and planted in a large pot. It did great, so this year, I put it in the ground. It has new growth, and the leaves are filling in and it is looking great.
I am very disappointed with this purchase! I got nothing that even came close to the product was shown on QVC! It arrived with 2 twigs at the top! It is blooming leaves but it's going to take years to look anything like the picture. I can only hope it survives this winter! I feel this was a waste of my money! Defiantly would NOT recommend!!!
Cottage Farms stands behind their plants!
I purchased this last year and it did well -- Set the container next to the house out of the severe winter weather as per instructions. However, we had an unusually cold and harsh winter (Zone 6) and I lost it. Cottage Farms replaced it with another one that looks even better than the first. So far -- so good.
No Pink Or Variegation
This is the 3rd year for my trees and I have never seen pink leaves! Also the branches grow straight up and out with no weeping like a willow. They are at least 15 ft. tall! Never looked like sample shown on TV. Requires frequent pruning to keep decent looking. Not my favorites.