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Salix integra 'Hakuro Nishiki'

Phonetic Spelling
SAL-iks IN-teg-ruh
Description

Fast-growing willow. Tolerates wet soils. Better variegation if pruned back to 8-12" 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. Stems turn red (primarily the new growth stems in Zones 4-5) in fall providing excellent winter interest. All stems turn red in warm winter climates. The trunk does not turn red but remains gray. 

 

Cultivars / Varieties:
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#bees#deciduous#wildlife plant#nectar plant#showy leaves#winter interest#specialized bees#interesting foliage#fast growing#pollinator plant#deciduous tree
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#bees#deciduous#wildlife plant#nectar plant#showy leaves#winter interest#specialized bees#interesting foliage#fast growing#pollinator plant#deciduous tree
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Salix
    Species:
    integra
    Family:
    Salicaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    China, Japan, Korea and southeastern Siberia
    Wildlife Value:
    Members of the Salix genus support the following specialized bees: Andrena (Parandrena) andrenoides, Andrena (Thysandrena) bisalicis, Andrena (Tylandrena) erythrogaster, Andrena (Andrena) frigida, Andrena (Micrandrena) illinoiensis, Andrena (Andrena) macoupinensis, Andrena (Trachandrena) mariae, Andrena (Parandrena) nida, Andrena (Micrandrena) nigrae, Andrena (Micrandrena) salictaria, Andrena (Parandrena) wellesleyana.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Arching
    Rounded
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
    Maintenance:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Fine
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Catkin
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Size:
    < 1 inch
    Flower Description:
    Non-showy yellowish flowers in small catkins (to 1” long) in spring (April-May). Grown for foliage.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Pink
    Variegated
    White
    Leaf Value To Gardener:
    Long Bloom Season
    Showy
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Whorled
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    < 1 inch
    Leaf Description:
    Green, white, pink new growth, variegation on slender, delicate branches
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Light Gray
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Form:
    Straight
    Stem Description:
    Stems turn red (primarily the new growth stems in Zones 4-5) in fall providing excellent winter interest. All stems turn red in warm winter climates.
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Meadow
    Pond
    Landscape Theme:
    Asian Garden
    Water Garden
    Attracts:
    Pollinators
    Specialized Bees