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Tri-Color Dappled Willow

Salix integra 'Hakuro-nishiki'


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-t- Planting Mix
Tri-Color Dappled Willow Planting Mix

Helps your Tri-Color Dappled Willow get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
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Growing Zones: 5-9
(hardy down to -10℉)

Growing Zones 5-9
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

8-10 ft.

Mature Width:

8-10 ft.


Full Sun, Partial Sun


6 ft.

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Botanical Name:

Salix integra 'Hakuro-nishiki'

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Grows into a beautiful dense hedge quicker than any other tree

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.

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Customer Reviews

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51 Reviews
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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
January 1, 2013
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
January 1, 2013
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
over 3 years 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.
January 1, 2013
over 6 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.
January 1, 2013
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
January 1, 2013
over 7 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.
January 1, 2013
over 5 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.
January 1, 2013
bought to plant at end of driveway in flowerbed.i love the foilage and that can take the sun,which my driveway gets nonstop
January 1, 2013
over 6 years ago
BEAUTIFUL! We looked around for a good tree to plant in our front
January 1, 2013

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.

Planting & Care

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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Why did you choose this? Store
Ordered 2 last spring. Fast growth. Love them! Just ordered 6 more! Can't wait to plant them! :)
Flower/shrub/tree lover!
Sally J on Nov 4, 2017
For the projected fast growth; color; landscaping; and mostly for privacy.
Sylvia G on Oct 28, 2017
Ordered 2 last spring. Fast growth. Love them! Just ordered 6 more! Can't wait to plant them! :)
Flower/shrub/tree lover!
Sally J on Nov 4, 2017
Have a wet spot in yard. Going to experiment with this shrub.
Holly T on Nov 4, 2017
For the projected fast growth; color; landscaping; and mostly for privacy.
Sylvia G on Oct 28, 2017
needed a barrier from street that was pretty and fast growing. this looked like the ticket.
Penny N on Oct 21, 2017
Wanted a colorful plant to line a fence and create a good perimeter border for my yard and to block out an unsightly neighbors fence.
Roberta W on Oct 8, 2017
Privacy hedge
sarah b on Sep 30, 2017
Drought tolerance, fast growth, partial shade tolerance
heidib on Sep 29, 2017
fast fence
Geraldine C on Aug 15, 2017
For the water absorption quality in an area of the yard that tends to get very wet. I'm hoping it helps & adds beauty to the spot.
Kenneth J on Aug 15, 2017
We have these willows already and love the beautiful privacy hedge they make, so we are purchasing some for our son's new house
Mark M on Aug 11, 2017
I already have one of these in my backyard and it has grown really fast into a beautiful graceful shrub! I do not trim it and have it in a corner of the yard with other various shrubs and it is the most graceful looking specimen! So I ordered 5 more to line my property line in the front about 5 feet off and down the side of my driveway. Will get lots of sun and will give me the a nice break between the neighbor and I.They are gorgeous shrubs and certainly worth the money!
Jane H on Aug 9, 2017
Had these shrubs @ our last home in New Jersey and we loved them! They serve as a light & airy hedge without the heavy look of other shrubs, namely Leland spruces, and other evergreen trees.
Barbara H on Aug 8, 2017
To block people from looking in my yard
Barbara V on Aug 2, 2017
I needed a border along my fence line also read the positive reviews, and wanted a different type of shrub and also hopping it will grow as fast that it claims to be..
Joseph D on Jul 29, 2017
I chose this for a suburban hedge that would be a fast growing and thick hedge across my front yard, providing privacy from our neighbors across the street.
Christopjer L on Jul 29, 2017
Tina T on Jul 24, 2017
I wanted a fast growing shrub with color for privacy. This Tri-Color dappled Willow was exactly what I was looking for and is fast growing.
Barbara H on Jul 24, 2017
They are beautiful.. I have been looking for these for years.
zina s on Jul 23, 2017
I needed a fast growing hedge that would not grow up to block my view. This shrub is the perfect fit and living up to everything it promised.
Tom T on Jul 11, 2017
Nice color and hardiness
linda h on Jul 9, 2017
I'm trying to help my mom build a privacy wall in her yard. She will enjoy the pop of color.
Sara M on Jul 7, 2017
We have a small yard and were looking for a living privacy fence solution. We hope this will will work out for what we need.
Julie K on Jun 26, 2017
my husband and I choose this because it will help us with a privacy issue but also because of the beauty. We had never
seen anything like it.
tina b on Jun 24, 2017
Love the colors and its fast growing and i want the privacy..
Cinthy H on Jun 21, 2017
Ornament in a grouping.
Frank B on Jun 19, 2017
They're gorgeous answered I love how they will change throughout the year, they grow quickly and they can provide privacy.
Stephanie R on Jun 13, 2017
SCREENING!! I need fast growing coverage from alley side to screen views of the pool (2 of them) and one I'm using on the front side of the house to screen the pool equipment from the street.
AMY H on Jun 12, 2017
For privacy and to have something to look at
Duane O on Jun 11, 2017
Nice looking and fast growing.
Christi V on Jun 10, 2017
For privacy on side yard.
Tracy H on Jun 10, 2017
Looking for a fast growing privacy hedge with color. I'm hoping this is what I need.
Debra M on Jun 9, 2017
It is a beautiful looking bush that grows fast which i was looking for.
Iris B on May 27, 2017
Growing about one inch per week.
Lester H on May 26, 2017
We looked at many options for a privacy screen between our home and a walking trail. These shrubs were the ideal choice thanks to their fast growth rate and bushy appearance. The light pink and white color in the spring was another deciding factor.
David E on May 16, 2017
Replacing a willow shrub
John D on May 16, 2017
It looks tremendous on corner of property
Rosemary R on May 14, 2017
My neighbor has one and it is beautiful in the spring.
Janet B on May 12, 2017
They look unusual and pretty. The customer reviews seemed to confirm this. I just hope my being in zone 5 they will survive our winters.
Jeanette F on May 9, 2017
Tired of my ornamental grasses ready for some color and privacy
Judith M on Apr 26, 2017
It matched my criteria for the location
Gloria G on Apr 26, 2017
Foliage lights up a spot
Catherine S on Apr 25, 2017
I was taken back by the beautiful picture of this gorgeous dappled willlow, I plan to plant it next to the Burning Bush.
Roy C on Apr 25, 2017
love the colors on this shrub
Elizabeth A on Apr 24, 2017
I bought these to use as a privacy wall instead of a fence
Lynn M on Apr 23, 2017
I wanted to see how this grow. I read the reviews it sounds like a neat plant.
ANNIE J on Apr 22, 2017
I have an extremely large pie-shaped fenced backyard. This flowering shrub is the height, width, flower and growth rate I've been looking for to screen privacy and add natural beauty.
Dolores G on Apr 20, 2017
Wet yard, looking for something different
Elizabeth j C on Apr 20, 2017
fast grow privacy need.
Mei C on Apr 18, 2017
Beautiful color, fast growing, unusual, drought tolerant, sunny or part shade. Lots of flexibility.
Elizabeth L on Apr 17, 2017
Because I live on Willow Street
benjamin k on Apr 16, 2017
Have a wet spot in yard. Going to experiment with this shrub.
Holly T on Nov 4, 2017
needed a barrier from street that was pretty and fast growing. this looked like the ticket.
Penny N on Oct 21, 2017
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
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: I have some of these and even tho the deer do not like to eat them they do love rubbing their antlers on them..
I have about 100 ft. that I need to plant these bushes in along side of my back yard. I would like to take the picket fence down that give no privacy and replace it with these plants to create a wall of privacy. How many would I need to order to create a privacy hedge?
Dianne Z on Mar 10, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You would space them 6ft apart. So if you have 100ft then you would need 17 plants.
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: It loses all foliage, not an evergreen.
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.
Can this dappled willow be pruned into a tree...?
John S on Apr 2, 2015
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.
how fast do the tri color willows grow?
A shopper on May 30, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I bought my tri color willow in May 2013. Today it is approximately 6' tall by 4' wide. Not sure how much that helps but it is an awesome addition to my landscape.
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.
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
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.
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
Is the trip color dappled willow a evergreen hedge in zone 8b Florida ?
Gabby on Apr 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: In a zone 9 it will be a semi-evergreen.
Will this willow wrap its roots around electrical wires or septic tanks?
Judy G on Aug 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes they will. It is not recommend to plant near underground pipes or wires.
What is the growth rate?
Russell G on Jun 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: 1-2ft. A year or more.
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: Going on second year and it's already over 6 foot tall -- needs some occasional pruning to keep the shape we want.
So happy with the first that we purchase 3 more.
Loves wet soil.
Great color
Does this bush keep its leaves year round or is it deciduous?
Shirley H on Apr 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I live in NY & it's deciduous. Just to let you know that it grows fast. Need to plant it a large enough space.
We have a lot of clay in our soil. Will the tri colored dappled Willow do okay?
Bambi M on Nov 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: We had a fair amount of clay in the soil, they were doing pretty well when we moved in the middle of the summer but my hubby not always great at watering. They were not as full as pictured but went for a week without water in June in missouri when we went out of town. Hope that was somewhat helpful.
Do they attract bees?
Debbie on Sep 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No, they don't attract bees. They don't have blossoms. The leaves are a different color with new growth.
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!
When is the best time to plant it in zone 7?
GIB gal on May 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I planted ours in early May while the soil was still very wet. I thought that since they love water, planting them then would give them a head start before the dry season and need for daily watering. Apparently I was correct because they have tripled in size in one year and the colors are fantastic. I put them in a soggy part of the yard in full sun and they seem to love it. We are in Northern Ohio. Hope this helped you.
How does it do once the flowers and leaves are gone in fall? Still provide privacy?
Kris W on Apr 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: There are no flowers, the leaves are what turns colors and they all fall off in fall/winter depending are where you are, so there would be no privacy once they have fallen.
Is this a good choice for a hedge that I would like to maintain at approximately 5-6 feet high?
Lisa S on Sep 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This willow grows very fast and you have to trim it quite frequently. The more you trim it, the tighter it will become. I have several of these in front of my house and have to trim them about 4 time throughout the summer. It has now become very tight. It you do not trim it. it will become very leggy and messy looking.
'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.
Do roots of these shrubs cause problems with water and sewer lines?
Carolyn S on Dec 2, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Mine is now two years old and has not impacted anything below ground. The root system is fairly shallow.
What is the minimum distance from a Septic System suggested to avoid root interference with System?
millie on May 5, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I would recommend planting 8-10ft away from a Septic System.

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