Delivery Date Determined By Size
A large Dappled Willow in a tree form grown in a landscape
A closeup of the Dappled Willow's pink, creamy white and bright green variegated foliage on a white background
A closeup of the Dappled Willow tree form foliage, showing off the creamy white and green foliage on a white background
A large Dappled Willow in a tree form grown in a landscape
A closeup of the Dappled Willow's pink, creamy white and bright green variegated foliage on a white background
A closeup of the Dappled Willow tree form foliage, showing off the creamy white and green foliage on a white background

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 3-7
  • Mature Height: 6-10' tall
  • Mature Width: 5-7' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
  • Spacing: 5-7' apart



  • Tones of yellows, pinks, and greens in early Spring through Summer 
  • Soft white tinted reds make an appearance in fall 
  • Unique tree form of a popular deciduous shrub 
  • Fast growing with low-maintenance care 
  • Hand selected, Fresh from our Grower
  • Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box 

Dappled Willow - tree form standard

Bower & Branch Trees and Plants

Salix integra 'Hakuro-nishiki'

Regular price $575.00
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Why the Dappled Willow - tree form standard?

A Willow with Attitude! The dazzling display of white, pink and green foliage on this tree-formed shrub demands the attention of you and your garden admirers. This one's easy to grow! Normally grown as a multi-stemmed shrub, this crafted Tree Form is truly a masterpiece! 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 tree!

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 jawdropper. 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 in the landscape?

Our Tree Form Dappled Willow will bring a joyful pop of color to your landscape with its cheerful pink, white, and green variegated foliage. This fast-growing but small-sized ornamental tree will quickly fill out to become the star of your entryway garden, patio area, or poolside plantings, but will never overwhelm the space it’s given.

Why Bower & Branch?

At Bower & Branch, it’s our job to know and grow trees… especially big trees.

- Trusted, Experienced Growers

- Trusted, Knowledgeable Expertise

- Trusted Brand of Quality Trees Across the United States

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 never rush our trees to reach a 'grade size.’ Our trees are grown for quality height, vigor, health and age.

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, 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 Water

Water weekly, or better yet, use the Bower & Branch® Water Element to deliver just the right amount of moisture to your tree throughout the growing season.

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 it! You may prune it aggressively 3 or 4 times during the season. The older foliage tends to turn plain green, keeping it pruned will provide you with that great dappled foliage again and again! Dappled Willows are vigorous growers; so prior to spring (either in fall or in winter) prune it all the way back – hard. This encourages a brand new flush of foliage in the spring.

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zone: 3-7

How Does Shipping Work?

Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our large trees require expert delivery and care, that means our large trees are shipped on Bower & Branch trucks. We are the only ones who know how to ship our big and bigger trees and plants with tender loving care.

We deliver your trees and plants directly to your driveway or curbside! Ask Bower & Branch about planting services and rates – we'd be happy to assist in installation.

*Big trees and shrubs, Size XL (A) and bigger, will take approximately 2 to 4 weeks to be delivered. - Sizes Large (AA) and smaller (Treelings, Shrubs, Bushes, and Perennials) will be shipped directly to your home by a local common carrier in a plant-safe box.

How Does Sizing Work?

The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health.. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)

Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.

All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!

See the size guides below.

How Trees are Shipped
Size 4XL D Trees Size 3XL C Trees Size 2XL B Trees Size XL A Trees Size LARGE AA Trees

Our Guarantees


Bower & Branch guarantees customer satisfaction within all product groups and sizes. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the product or experience, you have 90 days from the original date of purchase to request a replacement of the purchased product(s).


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Bower & Branch offers a Three-Year Tree Guarantee on all of our trees, sizes X-Large (A) and up. Only the finest and the most experienced growers are awarded the opportunity to grow for Bower & Branch, so we offer the best guarantee available.

If your tree(s) should fail for any reason during the three-year guarantee period, you will receive an online gift card in the amount that you originally spent on the tree.* You can then use this online gift card for any Bower & Branch Purchase.

* Bower & Branch provides online gift cards in the amount of the original purchase price of the tree(s). The amount does not include any additional costs such as delivery, planting, tax, or any other products or services. Online gift cards can be applied towards any Bower & Branch purchase on and have no expiration dates. Bower & Branch does not guarantee tree replacement or availability of any desired product at any time. Cash refunds are not offered. Bower & Branch requires that all original tags and receipts are present when a guarantee request is initiated. The Bower & Branch Three-Year Guarantee only applies to plant material that has been planted in the ground. Container plantings are NOT covered.

At Bower & Branch, we do our best to honor all guarantee fulfillment requests to ensure customer satisfaction. However, we reserve the right to refuse the request if the required guarantee steps were not satisfied. Bower & Branch also reserves the right to deny any guarantee fulfillment request that is made as a result of animal damage, problems with plant hardiness and zone issues, or acts of nature (snow storms, hurricanes, and similar).

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