Salixkwekerij Bontekoe has been fully dedicated to the cultivation of Salix on stems for almost thirty years. Various varieties are cultivated on different locations in Boskoop and Hazerswoude. The main varieties are the Salix integra Flamingo and the Salix caprea Kilmarnock. The Salix integra Flamingo can be considered our ‘flagship product’. This variant originates from the Hakuro Nishiki, is patented and becomes more successful each year. The Salix Flamingo is also available on a braided or spiral stem for some additional exclusivity. Take a look at the full assortment.
The patented Salix integra Flamingo was discovered in May 1996 as a mutated plant in a population of the Hakuro Nishiki cultivar. The Flamingo stood out thanks to its pink/red color spout from green to green/white colored leaves, the thick and pink to red colored stems, narrower leaves and its good resistance to sun.