SALIX FLAMINGO WILLOW TREE

HI I HAVE A SALIX FLAMINGO WILLOW TREE IN A POT

THE WHOLE PLANT HAS TURNED BROWN IS THIS THEN END

OF THE CYCLE FOR THE YEAR THANK YOU GEORGE

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  • Paul B3Paul B3 Posts: 2,716
    If the whole plant has turned brown at this time of the year it sounds like it certainly is the end .
    I visited a garden this morning where the customer has a large specimen planted out ; still in full leaf !
    Sounds like yours has been too dry at some stage ; scrape off a tiny piece of bark , if still green underneath then there may be a chance the tree will survive until Spring if kept moist at all times .
    Good luck with it !
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 54,597
    Sounds to me as if it’s dead ... sorry 😢 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • WillDBWillDB Posts: 1,652
    edited 14 August
    Time to buy something new I think  ;)
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 54,597
    Maybe not a Salix ... they’re rarely happy in a pot ... they need damp soil all the time. 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • THANKS FOR ALL THE INFO GEORGE


  • Willows kept in pots do need a lot of water in summer, so that is the most likely cause. To see if it can be saved, you can gently scratch back a small bit of bark. If it is green underneath then it is alive, if brown then I'm sorry to say it's not.
  • THANK YOU FOR THE INFO GEORGE
  • Hello everyone 

    i have a salix flamingo tree that I had to recently move in my garden due to house extension.

    its obviously in a look of distress every leaf has gone brown and crispy.

    I have been been making sure that I have been watering very well and I have checked the trunk we are still green. (Thank goodness).

    My my question is has anyone had a similar situation and the tree survived.

    I suppose I’m looking for a miracle but I’m so sad to lose this tree.

    Any success stories or further advice would be appreciated. 

    Many thanks Kelly
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 24,619
    Sorry  - but I think that's got no hope @kelly_d_green :(
    Moving anything established is difficult if you can't get it out and replanted in appropriate conditions. For something that needs a lot of water, it becomes even more difficult if you move it in summer, especially with the dry conditions many people have experienced. It's almost impossible to replicate that by hand watering too.
    No problem moving anything here in summer because  we get regular, heavy rain. If you don't have that, a willow of any type is unlikely to do well. 
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....


  • Hi fairygirl 

    thank you for replying to my post. 

    I think you are right so sad though 😩 I love that tree. 

    I hate watching it decline I know it sounds so silly but every day I wake up go straight out and check on it praying for new growth. 


    all the best to you ❤️


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