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Cottage Farms Flamingo Willow Patio Tree

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Enrich scenery and spread a little shade with this loosely branched, flamingo willow patio tree. Its bright pink shoots open to mottled cream and green variegated leaves for year-round color in beds or outdoor planters. From Cottage Farms.

  • Shipped as a dormant, field-grown, bare-root tree
  • Plant 10' apart
  • Place in full to part-day sun
  • Water 1" or more per week
  • Fertilize during growing season; discontinue use in winter dormancy
  • Winter hardy
  • Matures to 6'H in 2 to 3 years, with a 3' to 4' spread
  • Perennial
  • USDA hardiness zones 4 through 8
  • 1-year Limited Manufacturer's Warranty
  • Cannot ship to PR, AK, VI, HI, Guam
  • Ships at the appropriate time for planting in your area

Important Details

We're not happy if you're not happy. Cottage Farms warrants its perennials for 1 year and annuals for 90 days from the time of shipment. If, for any reason, you're dissatisfied, Cottage Farms will replace your plant with a similar or comparable one at no charge. If your replacement is not available or it's too late in the season to ship, it will ship the following shipping season.

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Zone 11:

Ships Week of March 7th

This zone is the warmest, and refers to any region that seldom dips below 40°F. Zone 11 is considered to be frost-free.

Zone 10:

Ships Week of March 7th

Plants that love heat and humidity do very well in this tropical climate. Zone 10 receives plenty of rain, sunshine, and warm temperatures. Its average annual low temperature is 30–35°F.

Zone 9:

Ships Week of March 7th

This zone includes the thermal belt of California's Central Valley. In this growing region, gardeners don't worry about cold hardiness like they do in other parts of the United States. The bigger concern here is the summer heat. Weather in the thermal belt is affected by both coastal and interior weather patterns. Hot and very dry air is pushed in from the inland while the ocean provides cool and moist air. Plants that prefer cool and moist summers are difficult to grow in this region, whereas heat-loving plants thrive with minimal attention. Zone 9 has very hot summers, while winters have low temperatures ranging from 28–18°F, although frost is rare. Rain between November and April averages 2 inches per month. There's constant sunshine during growing season. Plants that do well in this area with full sun are butterfly bushes, lavender, black-eyed Susans, hibiscus, and sedum. Part-sun plants include honeysuckle, phlox, passion flower, hollyhock, and bee balm. Bleeding hearts would work great in shade.

Zone 8:

Ships Week of March 14th

This zone ranges 10–20°F as the average annual low temperature. Most parts of Zone 8 enjoy a temperate climate with mild winters. Summers are generally warm with cooler night temperatures. Due to the long growing season, this zone is home to many beautiful gardens. Although it's too warm for lilacs, many other plants from Zones 7 & 9 may actually do well here depending on the microclimate of your location. Suggested for some plants that should flourish in Zone 8 are angel trumpets, astilbe, bee balm, bleeding hearts, columbine, daylily, hostas, and butterfly bushes.

Zone 7:

Ship Weeks Vary by Location:

  • 7a ships week of 3/28
  • 7b ships week of 3/21

This zone has hot summers and mild, but pronounced, winters that sharply define the season without severe winter cold or enervating humidity. This zone also has a climate conducive to growing such plants as peonies, lilacs, and flower bulbs. In Zone 7, typical winter lows range from 35–26°F (2 to -3°C with record lows averaging from 18–0°(-8 to -18°C).

Zone 6:

Ship Weeks Vary by Location:

  • 6a ships week of 4/11
  • 6b ships week of 4/4

Warmer summers and cooler winters distinguish Zone 6 from coastal Zone 5. With a long growing season from 155 days at Cottage Grove to 280 days and 40–55 inches of annual precipitation in most places. If you live in Portland for example, it's among the mildest parts of Zone 6. Zone 6 averages 10–15°F (5–8°C) higher than those along the coast, while winters are the warm summers of this zone. The cold winters make this area exceptional for growing plants like peonies and plants that need at least 6–8 weeks of cold weather to grow and bloom properly.

Zone 5:

Ship Weeks Vary by Location:

  • 5a ships week of 5/2
  • 5bn ships week of 4/25
  • 5bs ships week of 4/18

Summer highs run between 65°–70°F (18–21°C) along the coast, and 70–75°F (21–24°C). Such mild temperatures are great for growing begonias. Steady breezes and lower temperatures, especially along the coast, make windbreaks and warm microclimates critical for heat-loving plants. Average January minimum temperatures range from 33–41°F (1–5°C), with annual lows averaging a few degrees colder.

Zone 4:

Ships Week of May 9th

This zone has more cold than neighboring Zone 5, more snow, and a shorter growing season. Compared to neighboring zones in Alaska and Canada, however, it has less winter cold and a longer growing season. No zone grows better perennials and bulbs. Average winter lows in Zone 4 range from 34°–28°F with extreme lows averaging 8°–0°F. The growing season is 150–200 days long, but because Zone 4 summers are temperate (high average from the low 60s to the 70s), plants take more time to develop.

About Cottage Farms

About Cottage Farms

A leader in the horticulture industry for over 50 years, Cottage Farms is renowned for quality plants. Often referred to as "the grower's grower", Cottage Farms can be found at top nurseries and garden centers around the country. Discover the beauty of easy-to-plant, easy-to-grow perennials.

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Cottage Farms Flamingo Willow Patio Tree 3.8 5 106 106
Love these trees! I purchased my first "Flamingo Willow" in 2013 & loved it so much I bought another last year for the opposite corner of a long garden. It grows fast, and while I got no color on either the first year, the second year on the older tree I did get both the green & white variegated leaves and also the pink leaves! I haven't trimmed mine so it sort of flows in the wind more like an upright willow tree, but I love it and it's beautiful! The first tree I bought is larger than the second as it's a year older, and my hummingbird feeder is near it. Last summer there was a hummingbird that just loved to sit in it & spend the entire afternoon in that willow tree in between his trips to the feeder. I read that the pink leaves develop if the tree is trimmed. That is probably true, but I've gotten the pink without the trimming & I live in the NW suburbs of Chicago, so we've gotten belted with several feet of snow, winds & polar vortexes and these trees just keep going! 02-17-15
Flamingo patio tree Had the tree almost a yr now and it looks ugly! Looks like a twig with a few leaves on it. Did everything as directed and never did get many leaves on it. I hope maybe this spring it will do better. I bought this to be a focal point in my yard but looks sick. What a waste of money! 02-02-15
Got a mixed tree - not what was expected or wanted Apparently this pretty flamingo willow patio tree is created through mixing trees or growing it on another type. The first year we had the tree it grew into a cute little tree. It had some branches of solid green rather than all speckled leaves but I didn't think much of it. Well now a couple of years later I have the same problem someone else has - a 15 foot green tree that has some of the original small speckled branches showing . We have cut it back so we can get past the tree but it is coming out!! I loved the little speckled tree. Too bad that is not all I got. 09-24-14
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! 06-19-14
Disappointed again 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. 06-08-14
Never grew 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. 06-01-14
Amazed... 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. 05-27-14
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. 05-22-14
Very pretty 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. 05-19-14
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. 05-18-14
Surprisingly hardy 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! 05-16-14
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. 05-16-14
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