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Tri-Color Dappled Willow

Salix integra 'Hakuro-nishiki'


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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

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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22 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
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
over 2 years ago
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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 5 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 6 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 4 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
BEAUTIFUL! We looked around for a good tree to plant in our front
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 5 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.

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?
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love the colors on this shrub
Elizabeth A on Apr 24, 2017
I wanted to see how this grow. I read the reviews it sounds like a neat plant.
ANNIE J on Apr 22, 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
This looks like an interesting shrub, and will be different from other things planted along an entrance road.
Sharon H on Apr 10, 2017
For a fast growing screen in my garden.
Janice L on Apr 9, 2017
Wanted to remove 4 bushes that we have had for 12 years that have also acted as a separator between property lines. Wanted to add these in place of so that we could have a little more privacy while we are in our garage or front porch and add a nice color to view. Excited for the possibilities!
Desiree M on Apr 2, 2017
Drought tolerant
Easy to care for
Pretty to look at
Makes a good thick hedge
Frances P on Apr 1, 2017
Have pockets of wet areas. I want to plant pretty and hardy bushes that doesn't grow too tall.
Jung H K on Apr 1, 2017
I ordered these to create a screen between us and our neighbors.
Alex L on Mar 25, 2017
privacy hedge that always has an interesting look.
lauren m on Mar 22, 2017
Privacy ,fast growing and height
Cheryl D on Mar 18, 2017
These were chosen due to past reviews. I liked that clients thought the colors were beautiful, the plant was hearty and grew fast. We are looking to use this for a privacy hedge.
Paula W on Mar 7, 2017
Mainly because of the size they will grow. I am putting these on the side of my house. Between my house and my neighbor is a large common area. I am thinking they will be pretty there. Each one is going in front of large window. Can't wait to see how they turn out😊
Tammy H on Feb 26, 2017
Wanted shade trees, at this time they are just starting to grow not sure this is the tree for me.
Bettie R on Feb 21, 2017
because for something
Justun L on Nov 17, 2016
privacy hedge with colorful branches
SANDRA B on Oct 25, 2016
Great privacy brush - grows fast
James H on Oct 21, 2016
don't want to see my neighbors...fast growing....some color in addition to the Willow Hybrid.
Abigail D on Oct 18, 2016
privacy fence
Heidi M on Oct 6, 2016
need a fast growing hedge for our newly purchased home
anke M on Sep 19, 2016
We had a dwarf dappled willow TREE at our last house and loved it. So when we saw these bushes we just had to have two.
Tim W on Sep 13, 2016
I've seen these in the neighborhood and I love the look of them.
sue m on Sep 9, 2016
price, color and fast growing
Donald E. C on Sep 7, 2016
we need a fast growing privacy shrub and this one has some color. also the reviews were great
Mary P on Sep 7, 2016
We needed a fast-growing screen shrub, and based on the reviews this may work well for us.
Andria S on Sep 2, 2016
Fast Growing Privacy Block. It does really grow fast to 12 ft, but I trim it down to the height of my house and shape the sides.
Lynn D on Aug 20, 2016
Had them before at another home and enjoy them
Kimberly H on Aug 16, 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
I bought these to use as a privacy wall instead of a fence
Lynn M on Apr 23, 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
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.
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.
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
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.
Can this dappled willow be pruned into a tree...?
John S on Apr 2, 2015
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
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.
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.
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 ...
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: The growth rate of the Tri Color Willow is 12-18" per year.
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: Not sure - I haven't noticed any increase in the number of bees in our yard since planting these trees. Not sure if that helps.
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!
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: Absolutely. They grow fast. We planted them 8' apart two years ago. They are now close to 9' tall. Get them established by buying one of those dribble hoses and letting it run a couple hours every day for a couple of weeks. Willows love water. After that, water them deeply twice a week for another month. They are very hearty. We have pruned them aggressively and they just form new shoots and keep growing. Strongly recommended. So beautiful!
'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.
How far away from a property line should the tree be planted?
paypay on Apr 16, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I would plant it at least 5 feet from property line, if it goes over a bit you can always trim it back. It's a very nice shrub.
Would like to know if this is evergreen in zone 6 (Pennsylvania) ? Thank you !
DEBORAH J S on Jan 31, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Not evergreen, no. Pretty branches and trunks but no foliage during winter.
I live in central south carolina, will these keep their leaves year round as I want a privacy fence?
Paula D on Dec 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The Tricolor Willow is a beautiful Spring and summer tree, but does drop its leaves in the late fall.
Does the TriColor Dappled Willow stay green in winter?
Sue-Ann D on Aug 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately, the Dappled Willows lose all of their leaves for the winter. I have had my willows for 3 years and they have lost their leaves each year, with new buds appearing in the spring. At least that's been my experience here in Texas. Hope that helps.

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