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Fast-growing willow. Tolerates wet soils. Better variegation if pruned back to" every year. New foliage emerges pink in spring, maturing to variegated shades of pink, creamy white and green. Narrow, lance-shaped leaves (to 4” long) are particularly attractive in spring to early summer but gradually fade to mostly green as summer progresses. PRUNING A STANDARD FORM SALIX INTEGRA HAKURO-NISHIKI When growing Salix integra 'Hakuro-nishiki' in a standard form, you will have a clear stem of 60cm / 2ft or more and the top will be stems and foliage.
For the first, second and third prunings follow the same rules as for the shrub form but try to prune the stems to a globe shape. Prune as needed in late winter to early spring. Many gardeners prune the stems back in late winter each year to encourage more vigorous growth, more colorful foliage (as it results in new growth), and to control the plant size. Pruning may also improve the red Climate Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, Description With its bright pink shoots which open to creamy white and green variegated leaves, Dapple Willow can become a focal point in any yard.
Morphology: This is an attractive deciduous shrub or small tree.
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If the nursery sells it on a ‘standard’ rootstock it will develop into a small tree. Aug 31, Labels: living willow, Salix 'Americana', Salix integra 'Hakuro Nishiki', Salix koriyanagi 'Rubykins', Salix x 'Flame', Salix x acutifolia, Tree in pot, trees, trees care, Willows 12 comments: Birgitte Windfeld-Hansen August 31, at AM. Jun 03, Dappled willow (Salix integra ‘Hakuro-nishiki’) is one of the smaller members of the willow treenotch.club offers mottled leaves in a mix of white, pink, and light green as well as red stems in winter.
Although the dappled willow grows fast and is an undemanding small tree, you may occasionally see problems with dappled willows. Nov 07, The aim of pruning is to encourage a pleasant shape, plenty of young, pink leaves and new red stems in winter.
The most foolproof method of pruning this tree is to remove about a third of the stems each year back to the central grafted bud, or the point at which the main stem of the leafy part meets the top of the trunk.