Colorful, Easy-Care Dappled Willow Shrub
Dappled Willow, (Salix integra 'Hakuro Nishiki') produces amazing leaves that are variegated when they are young. In fact, it's also known as Variegated Willow. Whatever you choose to call it, it will surely become a favorite for you in your landscape.
You'll be delighted when the vibrant, distinctive leaves unfurl from the buds in spring with a mottled mix of cream, green and pink colors. As the new growth matures, some of the pink coloration will subside, leaving a creamy white and grayish green variegated leaf.
In summer, the foliage stays a pretty shade of light green. These fine leaves add motion and a beautiful sound element to the landscape as breezes play with them.
This plant also displays good winter interest with coral and red stems that contrasts with the landscape.
- Variegated Leaves in Spring
- Red Stems in Winter
- Fast Growing
This colorful shrub is really popular with homeowners looking for easy-care solutions. Order yours today, and you'll be amazed at how quickly it will make a positive impact in your landscape.
How to Use Dappled Willow in the Landscape
Give this plant center stage in your garden. It will act as a beacon to draw attention to special sculptures, birdbaths, water features and more.
Dappled Willow is a superb accent plant and it will be a focal point in beds and borders. Try a long, sinuous ribbon of these gorgeous shrubs winding through the entire length of the garden bed. You'll create a river of gorgeous color!
You can allow this versatile plant to grow naturally or trim them up for a bit more formality.
Keep them very small by pruning them way back each spring a few inches from the ground. Try them as tidy foundation plantings with a ton of style.
How fun to use Dappled Willows in large containers! Dappled Willows have a nice fine texture and loose and slightly weeping form, if left unpruned.
You'll adore the way the branches reach up and arch over at the ends. The young branches grow out of the crown in all directions and will begin drooping slightly for a sweetly graceful appearance. Gift yourself this pretty shrub in containers where you can move them around to exactly where you need an extra boost of privacy!
Sometimes you will see them used as a single stem tree with a clear trunk and a rounded shaped top useful for courtyard or small accent trees in the landscape in a high profile area. This is a very effective look.
Use them in their natural form, planted in a gentle curve behind a cozy pair of comfy Andirondack chairs and table. You'll adore the easy, breezy privacy. Take time to study the wonderful leaves and listen to their murmuring "susurrus" song as the slightest breeze sets them in motion. Simply add a tall glass of iced tea and a really good book. How relaxing!
Now, if you have a naturalized area, let them grow as they will to establish themselves. These plants will grow freely in wet soil, so make wonderful large anchor plants for useful Rain Gardens.
Plant a row of them along a fence line and let them grow as tall as they want as a colorful screen. You'll really appreciate the added height as they effortless grow to create a backyard oasis for you and your family. For this application, space them 5 feet apart (measuring from trunk to trunk.)
Consider using this colorful Willow as a specimen plant to anchor a corner of your house. Early spring pruning each year keeps that new growth colorful and has your Hakuro Nishiki Dappled Willow looking neat and tidy.
This is a colorful, easy to grow shrub with a nice fibrous non aggressive root system that tolerates wets soils better than most, and once established will adapt to drier soils as well.
Any way you decide to use it, they are quite easy to grow.
#ProPlantTips for Care
This is a deciduous shrub and will lose its leaves in autumn. Winter dormancy is the time when the red stems shine in the landscape.
As they establish themselves in your yard the first year or two, make sure they receive consistent watering. You want to encourage deep root systems.
Prune in early spring to promote its elegant display and prune to promote variegated foliage. To extend the beautiful season of spring color, simply lightly prune the longest stems through the season. Pruning will encourage colorful new shoots again throughout the growing season.
Staying moderate in height and width, it can be pruned to any size. Like all Willows, it thrives in moist soil. Once your plants are established, Dappled Willows tolerate drier and well-drained soils better than most other Willows. They are easily grown in full sun or in partial shade.
Order this magnificent Dappled Willow shrub today!
Buying Options for Plants
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
- Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
- Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.
Nature Hills Container Size by Volume
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|3.5" Container||Equal to||.67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Equal to||.87 dry quart / .96 dry liter in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Botanical Name||Salix integra 'Hakuro Nishiki'|
|Mature Height||4 - 6 feet|
|Mature Spread||4 - 6 feet|
|Soil Type||Widely Adaptable|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Sun|