Advice on planting a 'Salix integra 'Hakuro-nishiki'
I have just bought one of these, not sure but think it is the standard tree form (as opposed to the bush). I have found some info online as to positioning etc but it doesn't mention anything about staking and the trunk part looks so thin and fragile. I've just looked up 'staking' on the RHS site and there are different ways to do it but not sure which one to choose (double/single etc).
We also have deer that come each year and we quickly learned we needed to protect an earlier tree with this plastic stuff that wraps around the trunk but will this affect the salix in anyway?
It doesn't look much like the card that came with it (will post the plant and the card) so am hoping it will bush out much more and that it will be happy by our stream.
If anyone has planted one of these and can offer any advice I would be delighted to hear from you - just bear in mind, you are talking to a novice (an enthusiastic one but still learning).
this is what the tree on the card looks like - maybe that one is older?
This is the one we bought today
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