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Cultural Details for Salix integra 'Hakuro Nishiki'

Common Name:
Nishiki Willow, Japanese Dappled Willow

Growth Rate:

Average Mature Height:

Average Mature Width:

Flower Details:
Sessile catkins in very early spring, 0.50-1.25" long, grayish with yellow stamens.

Fruit Details:
Strobile 1" long, releases minute seeds with long tufted white hairs.

Fall Color:
Pale yellow

Bark Details:

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
Many cankers and insects. Willow gall, willow lacebug, willow flea weevil and more.

Native Habitat:
Zones 5-8. Native Europe, N. Africa to central Asia and Japan.

Other Features:
Shoots first emerge tinged pink/rose, then leaves age to a stunning green and creamy-white variegation that lasts all summer.

Culture and Care:
Prefers full sun in moist, fertile, well-drained soils. Tolerates part shade and a range of soil types - including drier soil than most other willows. Cut back in late winter when overgrown or to promote new variegated foliage (will remove flower buds).

This plant was blooming:
3/26/2007 - 4/5/2007
4/1/2005 - 4/8/2005

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets.
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database.