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Flame Willow

$73.99
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$73.99
This product does not ship to: Idaho
  • Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
  • Mature Height 10 - 15 Feet
  • Mature Spread 10 - 15 Feet
  • Growing Zones 4 - 7

After the vibrant colors of spring and summer have been lost to winter, do you feel sad? If so, boost your mood with Flame Willow, a showy ornamental shrub featuring blazing blood-orange stems that add unique fiery color to otherwise dull winter landscapes from summer until late winter. Its forest green summer leaves turn golden yellow in the fall, adding multicolored interest to beds, borders, porches, decks, and patios year-round. Growing to a maximum height and spread of 10-15 feet, Flame Willow can be pruned to the height and shape you prefer. Also supporting the environment, this striking willow attracts bees and offers shelter to birds and small animals. Feel your spirits rise every time you look out your window to see Flame Willow’s snow-covered stems glowing brightly every winter.

Native to North America, this fast-growing shrub, also known as Salix x. 'Flame', is  multi-stemmed, ovate, and compact. This dense, deciduous ornamental is cold hardy in zones 4-7 and deer resistant. Drought tolerant, this adaptable plant can withstand periods of low moisture. It is a perfect option for landscapes and planted containers. 

Flame Willow Care

While Flame Willow tolerates partial shade to full sun, full sun will encourage brighter winter color. While this shrub is adaptable to many types of soil, it prefers moist and well-draining conditions. Avoid planting it near septic systems, however. During periods of low moisture, willow roots are commonly known to grow towards water. To discourage excessive root growth, ensure that this perennial gets about an inch of water per week.

The youngest stems produce the most vibrant color. Rejuvenate Flame Willow every spring by coppicing, or cutting back its branches. Doing so will also help to control its size, shape, and root growth.

Flame Willow Spacing

Flame Willow provides striking winter interest to landscapes and containers. Tolerating standing water, this shrub grows well near ponds and streams. Planted in groups, this ornamental shrub works well as a hedge/privacy screen. Space each plant 10 to 15 feet apart. Plant as a thriller in a container’s thriller-filler-spiller combination. Cut Flame Willow’s branches during winter and assemble with other greenery such as spruce fir, pine cones, and winterberries to create unique holiday bouquets.

Flame Willow Information

USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 7
Plant Type: Bushes
Light Exposure: Partial Shade to Full Sun (At Least 3 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
Mature Height: 10 - 15 Feet
Mature Spread: 10 - 15 Feet
Spacing: 10 - 15 Feet
Habit: Upright
Flower Color(s): None
Flower Description:
Bloom Period:
Foliage Type: Deciduous
Foliage Color(s): Orange, Red, Yellow
Foliage Description:
Seasonal Interest: N/A
Watering: Average
Resists: N/A
Tolerates: N/A
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies
Container Role:
Uses: Borders, Containers, Specimen or Focal Point, Windbreaks
Features: Attracts Pollinators, Foliage Interest, Low Maintenance
Brand:
Common Name: Flame Willow
Other Name(s): Flame Willow
Scientific Name: Salix x. 'Flame'
SKU:
1231013116-pc

Container Sizes

Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.

4.5 Pot

4.5" Pot
 Also Know As:
   4.5" Container

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months
 Plant Size:
   ~ 3"-6"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.5"H x 3.75"W
 Volume:
   1.42 quarts

Quart Pot

Quart Pot
 Also Know As:
   Quart

 Plant Age:
   ~ 6 months - 1 year
 Plant Size:
   ~ 4"-8"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 4.75"H x 4.5"W
 Volume:
   1.50 quarts

2.5 Quart

2.5 Quart
 Also Know As:
   2.5 Quart Pot

 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 8"-12"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 6.5"H x 6.5"W
 Volume:
   2.20-2.30 quarts

#1 Pot

#1 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #1 Container
    1 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 2 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 10"-14"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 7"H x 7.75"W
 Volume:
   2.26-3.73 quarts

#2 Pot

#2 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #2 Container
    2 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 1.5 - 3 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-18"
 Pot Size:
   ~ 9.5"H x 9.5"W
 Volume:
   1.19-1.76 gallons

#3 Pot

#3 Pot
 Also Know As:
   #3 Container
    3 Gallon
 Plant Age:
   ~ 2 - 4 years old
 Plant Size:
   ~ 12"-30"
 Pot Size:
   ~9.5"H x 11"W
 Volume:
   2.32-2.76 gallons


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Plant Addict Guarantee (Included On All Plant Orders)

Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.

For information on how to care for you new plant please check out our guide. Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Plant Addicts Warranty - 1 Year (Extra Purchase Required)

We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.

The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.

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Guide: How to Care for Your New Plant(s)

Planter Shipping

Standard Colors: 2-3 business days

Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice

Please Note: On special orders there can not be any cancellations

Plant Shipping

Time of Order:

Summer Shipping

  • If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.  
    • We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location


Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.

It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.