Hakuro Nishiki Salix in tree form with white foliage in the landscape Hakuro Nishiki Salix green and white foliage

‘Hakuro Nishiki’

Willow - Dappled

Salix integra

'Hakuro Nishiki'

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Hakuro Nishiki Salix in tree form with white foliage in the landscape Hakuro Nishiki Salix green and white foliage
  • Unique foliage
  • Durable
  • Always popular
Description

The Japanese dappled willow is noted for its striking white-green-pink foliage. Its slender branches are always moving in the breeze. Regular shearing is necessary to maintain leaf variegation. Very popular!

USDA Zone 4 - 7 (-30°F/-34°C)

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Exposure Full sun

Height 4 - 6'

Width 4 - 6'

Finish Time 1 season

Type Deciduous

Bloom Time Early spring

Foliage Color Variegated

Liner Sizes 2 1/4", 4"

Soil Thrives in moist, slightly acidic soils, but is, overall, adaptable.

Pruning Trim in early summer, once variegation fades, to get a fresh flush of colorful new growth.

Uses Specimen; mixed borders; mass plantings.

Growing Tips Small, pussywillow-like catkins in early spring are appealing, but foliage is the main reason to grow this plant. The unique pink, white, and green variegation fades as it matures, so frequent pruning or trimming is the best strategy for keeping it colorful.