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Introducing Salix integra ‘Hakuro-nishiki’, a beautiful and versatile ornamental shrub that adds year-round interest to any garden or landscape. Also known as the Dappled Willow, this deciduous shrub boasts striking variegated foliage, with leaves splashed in shades of pink, cream, and green, creating a stunning display throughout the seasons. ‘Hakuro-nishiki’ typically grows to a height of 4-6 feet, making it ideal for borders, containers, or as a focal point in mixed plantings.
For optimal growth and appearance, plant Salix integra ‘Hakuro-nishiki’ in a position that receives full sun to partial shade, ensuring well-drained soil. Spring or autumn is the best time for planting, allowing the shrub to establish its root system before facing harsh weather conditions. While ‘Hakuro-nishiki’ is relatively low-maintenance, regular watering during dry spells and mulching around the base of the shrub will help retain moisture and promote healthy growth.
Salix integra ‘Hakuro-nishiki’ is not known for its flowers but is still attractive to pollinators such as bees and butterflies due to its colorful foliage. While it may not provide nectar or pollen in the same way as flowering plants, the presence of ‘Hakuro-nishiki’ in the garden can still contribute to supporting pollinator populations by providing shelter and habitat. Embrace the beauty and versatility of Salix integra ‘Hakuro-nishiki’ and create a vibrant and dynamic landscape that delights the senses year-round.