Dappled Willow- Tree Form Tree
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Dappled Willow- Tree Form Tree
Dappled Willow- Tree Form Leaf
Dappled Willow- Tree Form Additional Product Shot 546
Dappled Willow- Tree Form Additional Product Shot 1298

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-7
  • Spacing: As Desired
  • Exposure: Sun/Part Shade
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
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Dappled Willow- Tree Form
Salix integra 'Hakura Nishiki' Tree Form
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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. 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!

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-7
  • Spacing: As Desired
  • Exposure: Sun/Part Shade
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Show more ›
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The Story

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.

The Details

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 EZ to grow. Normally grown as a multi-stemmed shrub, this crafted Tree Form is truly a masterpiece!

How to Grow

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. Dappled Willows will take a high rate application of fertilizer in the fall. Fertilizing only needs to be done once a year for the first few years that it is planted in your landscape. 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.

More Info

Cold Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 5
Heat Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 7
Exposure Sun/Part Shade
Avg Mature Height As Trained
Avg Mature Width As Trained
Spacing As Desired
Growth Rate Fast
Leaf Color Green/White/Pink
Fall Leaf Color Yellow
Cary Award Winner No
PA Gold Medal Award No
Attractive Bark No
Attracts Birds No
Attracts Butterflies No
Attracts Hummingbirds No
Attracts Pollinators No
Deer Resistant Yes
Drought Tolerant No
Dry, Poor Soils No
Edible Fruit No
Fragrant No
Groundcover No
Hedge/Windbreak No
Native No
Salt Tolerance/Seashore No
Seasonal Cut Branches No
Shade Tolerance No
Showy Flowers No
Specimen Yes
Urban Conditions Yes
Utility Line Trees Yes
Wet Moist Soils Yes
Winter Interest No
Woodland Garden No
Decor/Craft Use No

Size Guide

Size Guide Scale

Scale

Size: B

Size B

This graphic shows the approximate size and form of the Tree you are viewing.

Size B Trees:

5-6' Tall 3-4' Wide Grown in our #15 tree container. A year older than our size A

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Dappled Willow- Tree Form Tree
Dappled Willow- Tree Form Leaf
Dappled Willow- Tree Form Additional Product Shot 546
Dappled Willow- Tree Form Additional Product Shot 1298