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Japanese variegated willow

Salix integra 'Hakuro-nishiki'

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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.

CarePrune 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.

PropagationTake softwood cuttings in spring or hardwood cuttings in winter. This plant roots very easily.


  • Genus : Salix
  • Plant Height : 3 to 6 feet
  • Plant Width : 3 to 6 feet
  • Zones : 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Moisture : Dry to Medium
  • Light : Full Sun
  • Characteristics : Showy Foliage
  • Plant Type : Shrubs
  • Bloom Time : Spring
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest

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