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Salix integra ‘Hakuro-nishiki’

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
At its best
At its best

Plant is not at its best in January

Plant is not at its best in February

Plant is not at its best in March

Plant is at its best in April

Plant is at its best in May

Plant is at its best in June

Plant is not at its best in July

Plant is not at its best in August

Plant is not at its best in September

Plant is not at its best in October

Plant is not at its best in November

Plant is not at its best in December

  • Botanical name: Salix integra 'Hakuro-nishiki'
  • Plant Type: Shrub, Tree, Deciduous
Foliage colour:

Variegation

Salix integra ‘Hakuro-nishiki’, also known as the flamingo tree or shrimp willow, is a popular dwarf willow that is much loved for its flamboyant foliage in spring – a marbled mix of green and white, with flamingo-pink tips. The leaves fade to green in summer and when they drop in autumn, coral-orange stems are revealed. Before the foliage appears again in spring, yellow catkins appear.

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Salix integra ‘Hakuro-nishiki’ is a compact shrub or small tree. It’s often sold as a standard or lollipop tree, grafted on to the rootstock of a different willow variety. A good choice for smaller gardens, it’s been given the prestigious Award of Garden Merit by the Royal Horticultural Society.

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Grow Salix integra ‘Hakuro-nishiki’ in moist but well drained soil, in full sun or dappled shade. Standard trees grow well in a pot, as long as they are well watered. Prune in winter and lightly again in summer if desired.

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How to grow Salix 'Hakuro-nishiki'

  • Plant size

    2.5m height

    2.5m spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, east facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Back

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Clay / heavy / moist

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do Plant in March

Do Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do not Plant in June

Do not Plant in July

Do not Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Take cuttings
Take cuttings

Do Take cuttings in January

Do Take cuttings in February

Do Take cuttings in March

Do Take cuttings in April

Do Take cuttings in May

Do Take cuttings in June

Do Take cuttings in July

Do Take cuttings in August

Do Take cuttings in September

Do Take cuttings in October

Do Take cuttings in November

Do Take cuttings in December

Prune
Prune

Do not Prune in January

Do Prune in February

Do not Prune in March

Do not Prune in April

Do not Prune in May

Do not Prune in June

Do Prune in July

Do not Prune in August

Do not Prune in September

Do not Prune in October

Do not Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

At its best
At its best

Plant is not at its best in January

Plant is not at its best in February

Plant is not at its best in March

Plant is at its best in April

Plant is at its best in May

Plant is at its best in June

Plant is not at its best in July

Plant is not at its best in August

Plant is not at its best in September

Plant is not at its best in October

Plant is not at its best in November

Plant is not at its best in December

Salix 'Hakuro-nishiki' and wildlife

Salix 'Hakuro-nishiki' has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Salix 'Hakuro-nishiki' poisonous?

Salix 'Hakuro-nishiki' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

Plants that go well with Salix 'Hakuro-nishiki'