• Tri-Color Dappled Willow for Sale

    Tri-Color Dappled Willow for Sale


Tri-Color Dappled Willow

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Growing Zones: 5-9

Growing Zones 5-9 This plant is recommended for zones: 5-9
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You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

8-10 ft.

Mature Width:

8-10 ft.


Full to Partial

Drought Tolerance:


Botanical Name:

Salix integra 'Hakuro-nishiki'

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The Tri Colored Willow Hedge Shrub (Salix integra 'Hakuro-nishiki') or 'Dappled Willow' is an amazing new shrub that can be planted to form a colorful 8-10 ft. privacy hedge.

These willow hedge shrubs are heavily branched. More branches mean that they'll quickly grow into a hedge when planted in rows. Expect a full hedge after the first few growing seasons.

It is easily pruned, if you want it kept short. Plant 6-8 ft. apart for perfect privacy.

The rounded or weeping form makes it a great accent plant as well. Put one at the corner of your home to liven up dull spots. And the color!

In Spring your Dappled Willow shrub will come with many branches full of light green leaves with a hint of white on each leaf. However, these shrubs give you a show each spring because the new growth comes in a pink tint!

Everyone will be asking about your new, unique hedge!

This is a new hedge introduction, so we have very limited quantities available. Be sure to order your Tri-Color Dappled Willow shrub now before they sell out.

Customer Reviews

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Growth Rate
We planted our tri-colored willow late in the summer at the top of our drive. I had my doubts that it would survive through the cold, snowy winter, but the joke's on me! It started growing and filling in and the leaves are gorgeous! I love to sit on the porch and watch it sway in the breeze - and passers-by like to look at it too
December 31, 2012
We planted just 2 of these about 4 years ago as a privacy hedge. It is also a very wet area of the yard and boy do they LOVE it there. They are now about 15 feet tall, very healthy and my neighbor loves looking at them as much as we do. As another stated here they are beautiful to watch swaying in the wind and the color changeing leaves are just a superb bonus. One of the most graceful shrubs I have ever seen
December 31, 2012
Growth Rate
Fast growing
I bought 3 of these shrubs a few months ago. They are growing rapidly and look very healthy and full. I think I'll buy a couple more.
November 7, 2014
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
You know, this bush is a tough little cookie. With all this heat and drought that we are suffering here, it still shows signs of life no matter how much it looks like it's going to die off. Just keep it watered either on a daily bases or every other day and it will survive. I am proud to be able to share this with you all. I just bought this a couple of months ago also.
December 31, 2012
over 4 years ago
I planted my tri colored willow about a week ago and I must say i thought it would at least loose a few leaves. But to my surprise the total opposite has happened. The pink variegated leaves on this thing are really something to see. I cant wait till the entire bush is covered with pink. Also i was extremely happy with the way my order came. The packing was awesome.
December 31, 2012
Ordered 25 of the willows last fall and they are very hardy plants. Do not have much color in this horrible heat. I ordered 3 more this spring and one has survived. It has a lot of color but gets only morning sun so it has kept its color. In the spring, the older shrubs that were more sturdy looking upon arrival had the new pink growth so hopefully next spring they will have the showy white color. Deep root fertilize these shrubs and they take off fast
December 31, 2012
over 5 years ago
Thank you so very much for my tri-color willow and yuletide camellia. They look great. And have to tell you 3 yrs. ago bought holly trees. Now they are 6 ft. talland look great. Thank you all so very much for great service.
December 31, 2012
over 3 years ago
The tri color willow is such a nice addition to the landscaping. I placed it in front of a yard lamp to hide the post. It is growing strong and healthy. The added color is striking and has drawn several compliments.
December 31, 2012
BEAUTIFUL! We looked around for a good tree to plant in our front
December 31, 2012
bought to plant at end of driveway in flowerbed.i love the foilage and that can take the sun,which my driveway gets nonstop
December 31, 2012
over 4 years ago

Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Tri-Color Dappled Willow

Step 1: Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Tri-Color Dappled Willow.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Step 2: Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Tri-Color Dappled Willow gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3: Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Tri-Color Dappled Willow again after the transplant is complete.

Questions & Answers

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I'm planting a small orchArd and I am trying to hide a section of scrub bush from view by using the willows
Matthew W on Apr 19, 2016
I wanted a fast growing privacy hedge with a pretty aesthetic view. I'm looking forward to planting this and watching it grow!
Lauren M on Apr 10, 2016
I'm planting a small orchArd and I am trying to hide a section of scrub bush from view by using the willows
Matthew W on Apr 19, 2016
Bought one, love it, and need several more for a privacy hedge and windbreak
Amy K on Apr 18, 2016
I wanted a fast growing privacy hedge with a pretty aesthetic view. I'm looking forward to planting this and watching it grow!
Lauren M on Apr 10, 2016
to make a hedge to hide heat pumps of end of house
David H on Apr 9, 2016
Looks beautiful and I need to fill a blank spot.
Leanne F on Apr 7, 2016
Looking for something new to create a boarder between neighbors. Something other than forsythia
Nick G on Apr 1, 2016
Color, size, hardiness, fast growing, beautiful looking.
Debra T on Mar 31, 2016
Nice colors and I like willows .....
Iwona H on Mar 29, 2016
part of a privacy area creating in yard
James R on Mar 21, 2016
It looks like an excellent easy way to accomplish a privacy fence. Dig a hole, plant a fence. :)
randy I on Mar 13, 2016
Looking forward to receiving my willows. Using for a section of my side yard for privacy and enjoyment
Vicky D on Mar 13, 2016
The size of the portion of land which needs the plant. The beauty and durability of the plant which serve 2 purposes; the look of a perennial but the sturdiness of an evergreen. Also, the capability of the fast growing plant will allow for privacy (the main reason for purchase) over a short period of time while adding beauty to the landscape/home.
Dawnette D on Mar 12, 2016
To hide my neighbor who ripped out 6 feet of blooming Forsythia!
Nancy M on Mar 10, 2016
Beautiful way to get privacy from my neighbors.
Lisa K on Feb 24, 2016
I don't want to see neighbors, reviews say it's beautiful & hearty.
Stephanie M on Feb 23, 2016
To fill a empty space between our shed and the neighbors fence. After I see how it does I may purchase 10 more to create an entire privacy hedge.
Kerri H on Feb 22, 2016
I need a fast growing hedge and wanted something different but hardy against Gulf heat. I can't wait to enjoy the foliage as other reviewers have noted how beautiful the plants become. Those reviews sold me.
D S on Feb 14, 2016
Iam buying a new house, I needed a beautiful fast growing hedge type plant, this is just going to be perfect to plant at my back door of my new house to provide privacy in this area on my way to my garden spot for years to come.
linda s on Feb 10, 2016
beautiful way to create privacy in my backyard
Hebe S on Feb 3, 2016
I need a wind break that will also produce a cut floral product.
Nancy R on Jan 19, 2016
Bought one, love it, and need several more for a privacy hedge and windbreak
Amy K on Apr 18, 2016
to make a hedge to hide heat pumps of end of house
David H on Apr 9, 2016
What happens to leaves in winter? Do they completely drop off? Seems like a poor fit for privacy hedge if it's nothing but bare branches all winter long.
j g on Mar 22, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It would depend what area you are in. They are semi-deciduous.
Is this an evergreen or does it loose it's leaves in the winter? Thank you!
Julie on Apr 30, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This is a semi evergreen. If you are in a warmer climate they will usually keep their leaves.
We have a lot of deer - very hungry deer. Want to plant a hedge border and want to know if this is suitable or would it just be eaten away. Can you please advise? If not this shrub, than any advice on what kind?
Maria M on Apr 10, 2015
BEST ANSWER: They are deer resistant. Please keep that there is not a deer proof plant, if they get hungry enough then they will eat anything.
how do you bonsai this tree?
jane s on May 31, 2014
Tri-Color Dappled Willow
Tri-Color Dappled Willow
Weeping Willow
Weeping Willow
BEST ANSWER: We do not do any bonsai so I am unfamiliar with this process. If you Google it you will probably find some good information.
Hi I'd love to get this willow for a privacy screening. However I wonder if I have enough space for it. There is a long narrow (about 3.5 feet) space between our house the fence that divides our property from the neighbor. Is that enough space for it to grow? I can also trim the branches so it won't touch the house but it might not be enough for it?

Thank you for any advice.
NR1978 on Mar 18, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Probably not enough daily sun as the house would block it and that space is small for the dappled willow to really show off.
what does it do in the winter in freezing temps ?
chuck on May 3, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This tree is semi evergreen so in colder regions it will lose its leaves.
Any problems with the dapple willow shrub roots causing problems with water line etc?
Diane S on Apr 18, 2015
Are the roots invasive, like weeping willow's roots?
Sydney B on Jun 27, 2014
BEST ANSWER: No, the roots are not like the Weeping Willow.
is this deer proof?
A shopper on Jun 6, 2014
BEST ANSWER: No plant is 'Deer Proof'... Deer have been known to eat the new fresh foliage in the spring, but tend to leave them alone most of the time.
Will it survive winter in a big ceramic container on my back deck ?
Cindy L on May 25, 2015
BEST ANSWER: We have had Tri-Color Dappled Willows in Central Indiana and here in North Central North Carolina. They are vary hardy, but will they grow and survive as a container plant, I'm not sure. They are a very fast growing plant and the more you keep them trimmed back, the better they look and the more they fill out, dense and bushy. It's the new growth that gives the Tri-Color. The plants we bought from Fast Growing Trees took 2 seasons to really show their colors, don't give up on them.
When is the best time to trim ?
A shopper on Sep 15, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Late spring or early summer is a good time to trim the Tri Color Willow.
is this a deciduos shrub?
A shopper on Jun 8, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it is.
Can this dappled willow be pruned into a tree...?
John S on Apr 2, 2015
how fast do the tri color willows grow?
A shopper on May 30, 2014
BEST ANSWER: when I received the willow, they appeared dormant,,,, with gentle watering and using the planting mix with these plants, they very soon got their buds then were full in a varigated kind of coloring,,, having bought these in august of 2013, they now are about 5 feet tall and still blooming... hope this answer helps...ps if I had more space, I would definitely purchase more ...
I need a something that will grow quick, I have a 6 ft iron fence in front of our home will this cover the fence? Also it is in full sun gets over 100% in the summer and under 30 in the winter.
fran l on Jul 15, 2014
BEST ANSWER: My Tri Color Willows, at full growth, reach 6 ft tall. This is my first year. I've spoken to several experts on these and have been told they should be pruned about 2 to 3 time a year as this helps them reach their most colorful stage. I can't tell you how beautiful they are and very eye catching. I have a full boarder of them and love them.....very fast growing if you follow the instructions. They get full sunlight all day and love water (the more the better for willows). They have become my favorites. Virginia 7/15
3 gallons covers how much area?
Levymae B on Apr 12, 2016
how does the tri color willow thrive in shade?
A shopper on May 31, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I have a shady spot located next to a pine tree that receives limited sunlight. I initially planted a wax myrtle in june of last year which by august had died. I then planted the tri color willow in October. After having survived the coldest long island winter in 30 years the tri color willow is doing fine. It looks similar to the photo shown on this site. I am very happy with this purchase. Tri Color Willow is thriving in shade on LI NY.
How fast do they grow?
A shopper on Jul 18, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The growth rate of the Tri Color Willow is 12-18" per year.
How would these do in a northern climate?
Linda K on Mar 20, 2016

If you are in Zone 5-9, I'm pretty sure that they would do well, here in NC they are doing very well and I'm very happy with them. Make sure to check what zone you are in before purchasing them. Good luck!
I need a hedge that grows to 15 feet to block neighbor high porch. He looks right over 6 ft fence. Would this work?
Kathyg on Apr 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I don't think so, and it would be a long wait. I planted 4 of these 2 years ago and they are now waist high - southern exposure, never any shade. I also have a cousin to these in the form of a tree. (You can not make a bush into a tree). I have an eight foot fence between my neighbors and I. I then built a deck and now I am on full display to their first floor windows. I am planting 12' thuja negra arborvitaes. Cost is about 500 delivered and planted. They are doing the trick!
're the roots invasive,like the willow trees?
A shopper on Jul 11, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Hakiro Nishiki will grow to 10-15 feet wide, and the roots will grow even farther. You can keep the top pruned to 6 feet, but the roots will still grow their natural size. Though it is much smaller and requires much less space than a Weeping Willow Tree or other large Willows, it still has an extensive root system that seeks out water. I would plant it 10 feet from any water lines, sidewalks or foundations.
Is this a devidious or ever green shrub?
Marenda B on May 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It is deciduous. Mine unfortunately did not survive the winter in philly.
Is the tri dappled Willow deer and rabbit Prof?
Judy B on Feb 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately not. I have replaced three plants so far. I though they were mature enough to ward off rabbits (I bought the largest "saplings" FGT had). I put a three foot high mesh screen around them and in a year they are then big and strong enough that rabbits don't bother them. When a rabbit chews off a branch, it never really grows back. One that rabbits left a single branch on I transplanted in a different part of the yard and only that one long branch is healthy and big. The rest of the plant has little green leaves at the base but no new shoots (two yrs later)
I am considering planting this on the side of my deck that is 14 feet long. Would I plant one or two of these with this limited space? Ideally, I need something to grow and offer privacy from the neighbors (small lots).
A shopper on Jul 8, 2014
BEST ANSWER: This willow grows super fast and serves as a good privacy screen. You can keep it trimmed for the best colors. For your space, I would put in at least 3 (4-5 feet) apart to form a good hedge.
I want to plant one of these in flower bed in front of house, is the root system invasive, how far from the foundation does it need to be?
Stacey P. on May 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I would plant it no less than 5 or 6 feet
The trip color dappled willow is a evergreen in zone 8b Florida?
Gabby on Apr 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I bought this plant. I live in RI. I only bought one and do not care for it at all. It is not full, it is skimpy, so far. It's only 2 yrs old. Maybe it's not for this part of the country.
Is the trip color dappled willow a evergreen hedge in zone 8b Florida ?
Gabby on Apr 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: have not seen anything over a year
Can I plant near a well?
Sheri E on Feb 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: These roots do not go too deep. I'd have no worries.
When is the best time of year to prune dapple willow?
Donna R on Nov 2, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Prune in early spring or late fall to maintain the most colorful leaves. Prune in midsummer to keep it smaller than its natural height.
Does this plant spread a lot?
Goe Rutledge on Oct 24, 2014
BEST ANSWER: At maturity the Tri-Color Willow will spread to be about 8-10ft.

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