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Salix integra 'Hakuro-nishiki' (Japanese variegated willow)

Salix integra 'Hakuro-nishiki' Photo/Illustration: Daryl Beyers

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Salix integra 'Hakuro-nishiki' SAY-liks in-TEG-rah Common Name: Japanese variegated willow 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.
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 Winter Interest, Spring Interest, Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Shrubs

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