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Dappled Willow shrub in landscape
Dappled Willow foliage changing to fall color
Dappled Willow shrub in landscape
Dappled Willow foliage changing to fall color


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Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 3-7
  • Mature Height: 4-6' tall
  • Mature Width: 5-7' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
  • Spacing: 5-7' apart

Dappled Willow

Bower & Branch Trees and Plants

Salix integra 'Hakuro-nishiki'

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Why plant Dappled Willow?

Dappled Willow will bring a joyful pop of color to your landscape with its cheerful pink, white, and green variegated foliage. This fast-growing Accent will quickly fill out to become the star of your entryway garden, patio area, or poolside plantings. If you favor clean lines and manicured landscapes, you can easily shear its foliage into a tight globe shape, and if you prefer a more informal look, you can let it take a more free-flowing, natural rounded form. The choice is yours with this handsome, colorful, and adaptable Accent!

You probably wouldn’t look twice if you saw this plant clothed in its usual green color in the wilds of Korea and Japan. This selection, however, is a jaw-dropper.  Simply calling its pink/white/green foliage variegated would be an injustice, so the Japanese named it Hakuro-, meaning “white dew,” Nishiki, meaning “a beautiful combination of colors”—in reference to intricate Japanese tapestries made in days past.  The Japanese had been growing this beaut for some time when Dutch plantsman Harry Van Der Laar brought it to the West’s attention in 1979.

How to use Dappled Willow in the landscape?

Grow Dappled Willow next to plants with red or purple foliage or evergreens with deep green leaves to create more drama. The contrast will make its bright, lively variegation stand out even more.

Why Bower & Branch?

We do the hard part. Our trees and plants are grown and cared for by only the best, local growers for years before they find their forever home in your landscape. Bower & Branch is known for having hard-to-find, substantial sizes and selection. The quality of our trees and plants are consistent in health and vigor—always ready for immediate impact in your garden and instant curb appeal. We believe in empowering homeowners with the truth about strong, healthy and structurally sound plants that are grown to perform in the ground after they leave the nursery for home delivery, always fresh inventory from the grower

How To Plant Dappled Willow

Dappled Willow, also known as Hakuro Nishiki Willow, is a fast grower and has the best foliage color that I have ever seen on a willow. The Japanese name refers to the coloring of the leaves; the leaves emerge as a mixture of white, pink, and green. The Dappled Willow will provide it’s best foliage color if planted in full sun, if planted in a shaded area – the leaves will fade to all green. They prefer to be planted in soil that is moist, but not wet. Dappled Willows also have no major insect problems.

How To Fertilize

Incorporate Elements Starter Plant food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant food granular form on an annual basis each late fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established.

How To Prune

Don’t be afraid to prune! You may prune aggressively three or four times during the season. The older foliage tends to turn plain green—keeping it trimmed will provide you with more of that great dappled foliage.

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zone: 3-7

How Does Shipping Work?

Size AA & AAA (our Treelings, Shrubs, Bushes, and Perennials) will be shipped directly to your home by a common carrier. Ships in a plant-safe designed box within 5-7 business days.

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