Cottage Farms Flamingo Willow Patio Tree
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!
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!
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.
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.