Cottage Farms Flamingo Willow Patio Tree
So Far So Good
Arrived in good condition. Planted and now after 2 weeks many new leafs have grown. It is in a 20inch pot.
so beautiful already
This is my first plant purchase from QVC. as always I am so pleased, it arrived with buds on the tree and the next day after potting the buds were opening into leaves. I have had in the pot for about 3 weeks now and it is so full of leaves that are so pretty and variegated.. I can't wait to see what it looks like mature. I wish I could post picks with my reviews... I will try to post on QVC 's Facebook... Thanks again Qvc for awesome products .and thanks to cottage farms for such amazing and unique plants
I purchased 2 of these in the spring of 2013. They thrived last year when I planted them and I was satisfied because it was the first year, but even with that, they were pretty. I did call Cottage Farms back in January to ask about pruning and shaping. They are already leafed out this year and I love the variegated leaves that give it a different look. I look forward to the different colors in the fall. I planted them on each side of the staircase going down to our pool area and I am hoping that the heads get so big that they eventually will meet (that is what Phillip said they would do). That will probably take a couple of years but I think it will give that area a grand "look" eventually!
Not worth the money... Junk!!!
I received a long stick with two little sticks up top that are bent to one side of the plant. I understand that this tree is dormant. For the money I have paid for, I deserve more than just a stick with two 2 inch branches to the side. I feel dumbed for ordering tree online and should have stuck to the local nursery. At least I know what I am going to get. Ordering trees/plants from Cottage Farms is like eating a box of bad chocolate because you don't know what you are going to get...
I purchased three of these and and they doubled in size over the summer. I have several of the shrub Korean Willows also and can attest that it is a fabulous plant. I'd plant more of these tree if my property was large enough.
Pretty But High Maintenance
I ordered this tree several years ago. It is now about 7 feet tall in front of my living room window. The branches grow quite rapidly once the weather warms up. They are initially green and cream and mature to pink and cream. They must pruned several times during the season so if you are not prepared for some time consuming trimming, these are not for you. That said, they are a lovely addition to the landscape.
Took off fast!
Planted this last year and I couldn't get over how quickly it shot up! When it arrived it was about 2 foot and had just 3 small sprouts out the top. By fall it was 4 foot tall and had willowy long branches. It was green mainly but I figure that is because it was young. I planted it in my flower garden and surrounded it with dark pink grasses I purchased from Cottage Farms at the same time. I will be trimming the branches back since they seem to grow very quickly. Couldn't be more pleased with the health and beauty of this tree. Thanks Cottage Farms and QVC!!
Got 4 last year. They had branch system the size if a volleyball. They grew more beautiful as the leafed out, ended the season about 3' in diameter. Ordered 5 this year. They arrived yesterday. A tall pencil with two 3" twigs on top, one looks like a broken graft with one twig at a 90 degree angle. It'll take more than a year to get these to look like their older siblings! Disappointed.
I planted this small tree in an existing flower bed at the front of my home and it remained small with little to no pink...I was disappointed but apparently the deer loved it! They came along and smashed it with their antlers and toppled it in a matter of seconds!
Wild and crazy!!!
I live in Virginia and purchased 3 of these 3 years ago. I love pink flamingos AND willow trees so how could I go wrong?! I did stake these for the first 2 years and they grew nice and straight. None of them have EVER looked like the one they showed today in the presentation!! EVER!! The trunks are about 4 ft. tall and the branches are insane! They grow extremely fast! I live in a house with only one story above ground and these things reach the top of the house AT LEAST 3 times a year during the growing seasons. In my opinion, these trees are not attractive when not trimmed back and are very high maintenance. The leaves range from green, to variegated green and cream, to cream. NEVER PINK! Don't get me wrong, I do like them but the ones I received are not what is advertised.
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!