Nishiki Willow, Japanese Dappled Willow
Form and Growth Characteristics: Plant Type - TreeGrowth Rate - FastMature Height - 15-20'Mature Width - 15-20'Longevity - Short lived , 20-50 years
Ornamental Characteristics: Flower - Sessile catkins in very early spring, 0.50-1.25" long, grayish with yellow stamens.Fruit - Strobile 1" long, releases minute seeds with long tufted white hairs.Leaf - Fall Color - Pale yellowBark - SmoothOther Features - Shoots first emerge tinged pink/rose, then leaves age to a stunning green and creamy-white variegation that lasts all summer.Possible Use - Season Of Interest -
Culture and Care: Care Requirements - 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).Native Habitat - Zones 5-8. Native Europe, N. Africa to central Asia and Japan.Diseases and Insects - Many cankers and insects. Willow gall, willow lacebug, willow flea weevil and more.Strength - Weakness -Plants of this taxon:
Find Related Plants:- Other plants with the common name Willow.- Other plants of the family Salicaceae.- Other plants of the genus Salix.- Other plants of the species Salix integra.