Salix integra 'Hakuro Nishiki'

Dappled Willow

Salix integra 'Hakuro-Nishiki' - Dappled Willow

Tips for Homeowners:

Prune in early spring or late fall to maintain the variegation and cut midsummer to maintain the height. Should be pruned to the ground occasionally.

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This is a striking shrub with beautiful variegation and colorful red stems that stand out in the winter.

  • Graceful small shrub with a weeping habit
  • Attractive stems are particularly beautiful in the winter
  • Foliage is green with pink and white highlights

Good choice for a unique plant placed at the edge of a pond or any body of water.

Height: 6-10 ft
Spread: 6-10 ft
Zone: 5-7
Color: Yellow

Interesting Notes about Dappled Willow:

This is an attractive and colorful shrub. Pruning is important to promote the leaf coloration in the spring. It is good for covering large, moist areas especially if stabilization is needed. 

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Great Foliage
  • Winter Interest
  • Border or Bed
  • Focal Point
  • Disease Resistant
  • Specimen

Foliage Color:

  • Variegated
  • Green
  • White


  • Full Sun
  • Partial Sun


  • Upright

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Summer
  • Fall

Soil Moisture:

  • Moist, Well-Drained