Japanese variegated willow Salix integra 'Hakuro-nishiki' Photo/Illustration: Daryl Beyers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Japanese variegated willow (Salix integra 'Hakuro-nishiki') SAY-liks in-TEG-rah Genus: Salix The branches of this shrub are slightly upright, taking a softer fountain shape as they lengthen. The leaves are mottled in shades of white, pink, and green, maturing to green and cream. Stems turn a striking red. Care: Prune in early spring or late fall to maintain white-and-pink variegation. Cut back in July to keep it small. Grow in average soil and full sun. Propagation: Take softwood cuttings in spring or hardwood cuttings in winter. This plant roots very easily. Problems: Infrequent. Overview Height 3 ft. to 6 ft. Spread 3 ft. to 6 ft. Light Full Sun Only Moisture Dry to Medium Characteristics Showy Foliage Bloom Time Spring Foliage Color Variegated Foliage Uses Beds and Borders Seasonal Interest Spring Interest Type Shrubs Salix integra 'Hakuro-nishiki'View the discussion thread.