Sunday, April 19, 2009

Nishiki willow, planted

I planted another "Nishiki" willow, Salix integra 'Hakuro Nishiki', this time in the middle of the front garden, where it gets really wet. Put it in a raised bed but where the roots can dive down into the murkiness. (The smaller one that I bought in September 2007 is doing OK in its wet corner and is just budding.)

It will have salmon-pink branches and varigated green-and-white foliage, turning pink again in autumn. According to the label. It also says "generally deer resistant". As this one will be more accessible to the deer, we will definitely put that to the test.

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