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Dappled Willow

Salix integra 'Hakuro Nishiki'

Item 7061

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USDA Zone:
4-9
This plant will grow in my zone:
6
  • Light Needs
    Full sun to Partial sun
  • Watering Needs
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Description:

Weeping branches display striking pink stems and buds, surrounded by foliage mottled with white, green and pink highlights. The brightly colored stems provide excellent winter interest. This graceful shrub is a delightful garden accent. Easily maintained at a smaller size with regular pruning. Deciduous.

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Average Landscape Size
Reaches 15 to 20 ft. tall and wide; maintain at 6 to 10 ft. with pruning.
Flowering Season
Botanical Name: Salix integra 'Hakuro Nishiki'
Deciduous/ Evergreen: Deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Special Feature: Dramatic Foliage Color, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Tolerates Wet Soils
Foliage Color: Green
Flower Attribute: Showy Flowers
Bloom Time: Showy catkins in spring linger through fall.
Flower Color: Yellow
Garden Style: Contemporary ,   Asian/Zen
Design Ideas: This beauty emerges out of the gardens of Japan where it was bred for its unique semi-weeping form and singular seasonal changes. It is an understory species of the shade garden, thriving under canopy trees both evergreen and deciduous. Its traditional use is beside streams and water features in Asian gardens where, like most willows, it is tolerant of perennial damp and seepage. The drooping form is considered a fluid accent for natural waterways. Cold hardiness makes these shrubs an ideal candidate for natural woodlands or combined with American natives with similar requirements for more varied early spring interest.

Easy to grow; thrives in moist, enriched soils. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency, once established. Apply fertilizer in spring. Foliage is most colorful on new growth; prune once or twice during growing season for a flush of colorful new foliage.

History

The entire clan of genus Salix has always been vital to the ethnobotany of cultures within its range. Long flexible whip-like growth is essential to basket making and the weaving of wattle fences. It is the primary material of early daub and wattle construction. Willow bark can also contain aspirin-like compounds, so these plants are an essential component of materia medica down through the ages, used by housewives and apothecaries alike.

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