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Salix integra 'Hakuro-nishiki' - Dappled Willow
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Salix integra 'Hakuro-nishiki'

Dappled Willow

Salix integra ‘Hakuro-nishiki’, commonly called dappled Japanese willow or variegated willow, is a compact cultivar that typically grows to 4-6’ tall and features attractive variegated foliage throughout the growing season. New foliage emerges pink in spring, maturing to variegated shades of pink, creamy white and green. Narrow, lance-shaped leaves are particularly attractive in spring to early summer, but gradually fade to mostly green as summer progresses. Stems turn red (primarily the new growth stems) in fall providing excellent winter interest. Trunk does not turn red but remains gray. Excellent selection for edge of a pond, stream or other body of water.

Dappled Willow Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Grow in moist, fertile, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Prefers full sun, but appreciates some part afternoon shade in hot summer climates. Best foliage color occurs in cool summer climates north of USDA Zone 7. Thrives in consistently moist soils, but tolerates somewhat drier soils better than many other willows. Prune as needed in late winter to early spring. Many gardeners prune stems back in late winter each year to encourage more vigorous growth and to control plant size. However, minimal pruning works well if a large wild shrub with arching branches is desired.

Height:

4-6 ft

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Spread:

5-7 ft

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Hardiness Zone:

5 - 7

Characteristics & Attributes for Salix integra 'Hakuro-nishiki'

Exposure
Sun
Partial Shade
Soil Moisture Preference
Moist
Wet
Average
Season of Interest (Foliage)
Fall
Spring
Summer
Attributes
Mass Planting
Specimen
Border or Bed
Focal Point
Great Foliage
Foliage Color
Green
Variegated
Pink
White
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