Salix integra 'Hakuro Nishiki'

Variegated Dappled Willow

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Salix integra ‘Hakuro Nishiki’ – Variegated Dappled Willow exhibits pink and cream splashed on all elliptic leaves set upon a large, rounded shrub. The foliage gradually loses much of the pink found in the new growth though it sends out new leaves just about all-the-growing-season-long with the pink color found at branch tips. Best to prune this variegated Dappled Willow down to about 1’ to 2’ tall stem stubs every few years. Then watch when the foliage emerges as the mound expands like rising bread dough; best variegated foliage color is on younger wood. Multitudes of small yellowish catkins adorn branches before foliage emerges. I just had a wild thought: what about a hedgerow of various large and medium-sized willows in a moisture retentive area where other drier ground loving plants might not be happy? Every few years just take a chain saw to the whole riotous row! Then watch it "jiffy pop" in glorious expansion... Yes, I'm a wild child of the 60s. Established pot grown shrub from cutting.

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8-12 ft


8-12 ft


5 to 7(8)
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Characteristics and Attributes for Salix integra 'Hakuro Nishiki'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Early Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / into Autumn

Interesting Bark

  • Colored

Nature Attraction

  • Deer Resistant
  • Honey Bees & Native Bees


  • Mostly Sunny
  • Full Sun


  • Hedge
  • Border
  • Hedgerow
  • Specimen
  • Accent
  • Marginal
  • Screen
  • Shrub Border
  • Basketry

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Rapid


  • Garden Origin

Propagated By

  • Cutting

Genus Overview: Salix

Common Name: Willow

Salix. These are the willows, a large genus of woody plants. Some willows are small shrubs, others grow into huge trees and there are many bushy species which fall in between. All prefer sun planted in fertile moisture retaining soils; some are tolerant of quite wet feet. Many have quite attractive lanceolate leaves with silvery undersides that flash in summer breezes… I have often thought of these as the “poor man’s bamboo”. Some have contorted and beautifully colored bark which shines in the winter landscape. Many sport beautiful winter/spring catkins. Nearly all willows have utilitarian applications in fencing, rods, basket making. All are very prune-able; in fact, any of the larger shrubs depending upon how you desire to employ them will respond well to pruning and coppicing. When coppiced those with beautifully colored winter stems display many more of them. And as with ornamental shrub dogwoods younger stems exhibit the best, most intense winter tones. All ornamental characteristics will be presented according to species/cultivar. All of the following offerings are established pot grown shrubs from a cutting. We may prune back all larger growing selections prior to shipping so that you will not incur the extra handling charge.