Hakura Nishiki Tricolor Willow

Salix integra 'Hakuro Nishiki'

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Hakura Nishiki Tricolor Willow (Salix integra 'Hakuro Nishiki') at Millcreek Nursery Ltd

Hakura Nishiki Tricolor Willow

Hakura Nishiki Tricolor Willow

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Hakura Nishiki Tricolor Willow (Salix integra 'Hakuro Nishiki') at Millcreek Nursery Ltd

Hakura Nishiki Tricolor Willow foliage

Hakura Nishiki Tricolor Willow foliage

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Height:  4 feet

Spread:  4 feet

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  4a


One of the showiest of shrubs for foliage colour, new growth emerges soft pink and white, literally bathing the plant with colour in spring, fades to white variegation in summer; should be pruned every winter; wet tolerant, needs a sheltered spot

Ornamental Features

Hakura Nishiki Tricolor Willow has attractive white-variegated deciduous green foliage with hints of pink which emerges pink in spring. The narrow leaves are highly ornamental but do not develop any appreciable fall colour. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant. The smooth bark and brick red branches add an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Hakura Nishiki Tricolor Willow is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a more or less rounded form. It lends an extremely fine and delicate texture to the landscape composition which can make it a great accent feature on this basis alone.

This shrub will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best pruned in late winter once the threat of extreme cold has passed. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Hakura Nishiki Tricolor Willow is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Hakura Nishiki Tricolor Willow will grow to be about 4 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It is quite adaptable, prefering to grow in average to wet conditions, and will even tolerate some standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

This plant is not reliably hardy in our region, and certain restrictions may apply; contact the store for more information.

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Massing  Garden 
Foliage Color  Texture  Bark 
Ornamental Features