Salix integra 'Hakuro Nishiki'
Dwarf Shrub, Deciduous
Dappled Willow is adaptable to most soil types. It grows best in full sun to part shade in dry to occasionally wet soils with pH preferences of acidic to slightly alkaline.
‘Hakuro Nishiki’ is a small shrub or tree suitable for any garden. Its foliage creates a starburst of color all summer long. The bright pink foliage matures to a variegated creamy white and green. The stems turn red in winter, the trunk remains gray.
Young shoots seem to be a favorite of rabbits.
A striking display specimen that pairs well in front of purple foliage plants such as ‘Black Lace’ elderberry or purple smoke bush. An excellent choice for large open spaces and great for preventing erosion along slopes and banks.
Salix integra ‘Hakuro Nishiki’ is native to Japan and Korea and was introduced to the West by a Dutch hosta breeder in the late 1970s. Typically found in low-lying areas in conjunction with streams, seeps, and marshes.