Name of shrub - Knowledgebase Question

Lafayette, Lo
Question by yvetteleger
July 13, 2008
I recently saw a shrub resembling a chinese loropetalum but it looked variegated. The shape of the leaves are similar, but the color of the leaves range from a white, light pink, and light green. The veins of the branches are a burgendy color. Can you try to help me find the name of the bush?
Yvette Leger
Lafayette, Louisiana

Answer from NGA
July 13, 2008


I don't think there is a variegated leaf loropetalum, so I wonder if what you saw was a dappled willow )Salix integra 'Hakuro Nishiki'). The Dappled Willow is a small tree or large shrub suitable for just about any garden. It's foliage creates a starburst of color all summer long. The bright pink new foliage matures to variegated creamy white and green. The stems then turn to red in winter.

Hope this is the plant in question!

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