Cottage Farms Flamingo Willow Patio Tree
A fast grower!
Got two of them last year. They grew beautifully all year long and because they were new, and I did not want to shock them too much, I did not trim the top at all. They branched out almost to a weeping top, and with fall held their leaves right up to the last big wind storm before the snow came. Now dormant, they are sleeping beauties, and I shall trim the tops back to about 12 inches in length from the stem to encourage the branching. According to Phillip we can do this throughout the season to maintain that pretty new growth and get the variation of color on the tree. I can't wait! I live in a very windy area off the Lake Erie, and I do stake them, but they are holding up well in the ground. It has been a typical northeast winter, so I am awaiting their awakening to begin their second season of growth. They did almost double their original shipping size the first year! I would definitely recommend putting them into the ground for the best success with them. :)
Magical, just like a rainbow. I saw white, pink and green colors in the foliage. I purchased this tree last year; I live on the Jersey shore, so our soil is sandy, but it thrived. I planted it in a sunny area, and I planted both Cottage Farms and Roberta's Daylilies under the tree. I have fairy statues and color changing solar lights around it, and it's absolutely magical. So beautiful, I purchased another one this year. Thanks QVC and Cottage Farms for just a magical tree!
replacement also died
ordered 2 yrs ago and it started to get greed leaves for about a month and then just died. got a replacement and it stayed green for about 2 1/2 months and just started turning brown and died. really like it and want to order again, but afraid to have the same thing happen.
I bought one of these last year and planted it in my garden. I was very happy with it when I got it and it was doing nicely. A lot of people commented about how nice it looked.
Then Fall came and with it a young Buck who decided to use my young tree for a Buck Rub!! He broke the top half of the tree off!!! I was so upset! It is still in the ground, but I don't know if it will do anything this year.
I was waiting til they came back on the Q this Spring and as soon as I saw them, I ordered 2 of them and can not wait to get them! All I can say is
the deer better stay away from them!!!
It really is a pretty little tree.
I purchased this tree two years ago, I think. The first season it grew nicely, I did have to steak it the first year due to heavy winds but it did well. The following seasons the three looks beautiful. It looks nice with the touch of pink, green and cream and it doesn't overpower the garden. My husband did trim a little last year but the tree really is a winner.
I planted this next to my deck, watered it, and it never did anything but shrivel up and die.
Taller Than 6 Feet
This is a very pretty tree but mine does have a lot of pink leaves on it. I planted the tree in the ground 2 years ago and it is 8 ft. tall and growing. If you plant the tree in a large pot it probably would stay around 6 feet.
No pink with very long branches
From the time I planted this it grew like crazy, but the branches are very sparse and like 2 feet long. Not bushy and full like the picture at all. No pink ever showed either. It's winter now and if it lives through that we'll see what it does in the Spring. Hoping it will get bushy this time and pink.
Bought this in the spring and planted in a 26 inch planter on my deck. It definitely grew taller and wider but no pink leaves at all. It looks like the second picture on the order screen. Also leaves are long and is not in the bushy rounded appearance that the pink pictured one has. Just transplanted it into the ground, felt it was getting too big for the deck. Maybe next spring it'll be pink. Disappointed. They had these in all the nursery's this year, didn't need to order from QVC but the "pink" was what had me ordering. :-(
Willow Patio Tree
Just not impressed with how this tree has grown. Remains fairly small, not anything like the picture. I see it is not available now don't know what to do, will call them
When I got the first one, it would have been beautiful, the trunk was about the size of my index finger, with lots of buds just popping out, but, sadly it died when I planted it. I called and customer service was so kind and sent me a replacement. It was in a much smaller box and the plant was about half the size of the first one, only about the size of my pinky. It lived, but, has only produced small limbs about a foot long. Also, it has a flat shape to it. I'm not sure it will ever look like the picture. Very sad over the small replacement that lived, especially for same price as the big one. I'm still waiting to see if the replacement will ever measure up. Lucky, I am patient.
mine looks exactly like the picture!
i love this little tree - got it a year go and it "bloomed" perfectly with the shimmery pink this month - i have it in a half barrel on the west side of my house - i have a shrub of this also - it is mostly green now but i still enjoy it - i put the sweet william i ordered this year under it and they are going to town= i am getting more of the shrubs - love them both