General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 4 to 6 feet (less frequently to 10 feet)
Plant Spread: 4 to 7 feet
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Deciduous
Variegated
Broadleaf
Other: New foliage emerges pink, maturing to variegated shades of green, creamy-white and pink.
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Suitable Locations: Patio/Ornamental/Small Tree
Bog gardening
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Provides winter interest
Erosion control
Dynamic Accumulator: Mg (Magnesium)
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Flood Resistant
Salt tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Layering
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM
Child plants: one child plant

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Common names
  • Dappled Willow
  • Smoothleaf Willow
  • Nishiki Willow
Also sold as:
  • Hakuro Nishiki
  • Albomaculata

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Date: 2014-07-03
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Date: 2019-01-20
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Date: 2022-17-06
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Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-10-26

Date: 2016-05-11
Location: Eagle Bay, New York
Date: 2022-07-07
Dappled Willow (Salix integra 'Hakuro-nishiki')
Location: Twisp
Date: June
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-10-26
Location: Middle Tennessee
Date: 2014-07-06
Growing in heavy shade
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2016-05-24
Location: My Garden
Date: 2013-06-16
Location: My Garden
Date: 2013-06-16
Location: Canada

Photo Courtesy of Secret Garden Growers.
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Location: Twisp
Date: 2016-06-20
Location: Middle Tennessee
Date: 2012-03-27
Location: Kalama, Wa.
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Location: Allentown, Pennsylvania
Date: 2015-05-22
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2016-05-24
Location: central Illinois
Date: 2016-05-24
Location: Manitoba, Canada
Date: 2016-05-25
Location: NC
Date: Apr 25, 2011 12:19 PM
Location: Luca's Nursery, Ypsilanti, MI
Date: 2010-06-10
Location: Luca's Nursery, Ypsilanti, MI
Date: 2010-06-10
Location: Luca's Nursery, Ypsilanti, MI
Date: 2010-06-10
Location: Luca's Nursery, Ypsilanti, MI
Date: 2010-06-10
Location: Luca's Nursery, Ypsilanti, MI
Date: 2010-06-10

Photo courtesy of Joy Creek Nursery
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Location: FPF Home, Warren County, Kentucky
Date: 2022-06-20
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Comments:
  • Posted by adknative (Eagle Bay, New York - Zone 3b) on Jul 6, 2022 6:52 PM concerning plant:
    This dappled / variegated willow is (I'm convinced) impossible to kill. Zone 3 winters don't faze it and, with the tri-colour leaves of new growth each spring, I cannot count the number of people who have asked me, "What's that beautiful flowering bush? I've never seen that one before..."

    The green & white look like variegated leaves, but that spring blush looks (to the unknowing) like pastel pink flowers. And such a versatile shrub - leave it to grow many stemmed and form a bushy privacy hedge... or prune it to a single stem and make topiary little lollipops ... or let it grow, tree-like as a statement showpiece. Hot, dry summers (we went through a drought, 3 summers ago) do not even set it back... and it's a willow, so it's the perfect solution for a wet spot. Best shrub purchase I ever made.
Plant Events from our members
Cat On August 16, 2014 Obtained plant
got2b On July 10, 2015 Plant Ended (Removed, Died, Discarded, etc)
just never did well
got2b On May 22, 2015 Maintenance performed
Not doing so good/cut back some more
got2b On May 13, 2015 Transplanted
Had dried out/outer leafs died
Pruned back
got2b On May 10, 2015 Obtained plant
Mother's Day
5 g
christine2 On May 1, 2008 Obtained plant
7 or 9
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That's a beautiful specimen by SongofJoy Jul 6, 2014 10:58 AM 2

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