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    Tri-Color Dappled Willow for Sale

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Tri-Color Dappled Willow

Salix integra 'Hakuro-nishiki'


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-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
-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.

Coarse 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- TreeGator® Jr. Watering Bag
TreeGator® Jr.

When you’re making an investment and effort in planting new trees in your landscape, you can assure their survival and growth by using TreeGator® - a truly simple and innovative drip irrigation system in a bag.

With hot summers and droughts the norm around the USA, TreeGator® is an absolute necessity to protect your new trees and shrubs.

TreeGator® is super easy to install without any tools, and it can easily be filled up with a standard garden hose or can even be connected to a rain barrel!

It's a super time saver that takes the worry out continually remembering whether you've watered your new tree or not. Plus, all the water that goes into the drip bag is used up with no waste, so TreeGator® is environmentally friendly with regard to water use.

Tree Gator

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.



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Botanical Name:

Salix integra 'Hakuro-nishiki'

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A Dense Hedge of Color, Quickly

The Tri-Color Willow Hedge Shrub, or 'Dappled Willow', is an amazing new shrub that can be planted to form a colorful 8 to 10-foot privacy hedge.

Heavy branching means that the stunning Tri-Color Willow will grow quickly into a hedge when planted in rows. Expect a full hedge after the first few growing seasons, along with ethereal beauty that makes an effortlessly elegant statement.

Even better? It's easy to prune, if you want it kept short. Plant your Willow Shrubs 6 to 8 feet apart for perfect privacy that's hassle-free.

And its rounded or weeping silhouette makes it a great accent plant as well. Put one at the corner of your home to liven up dull spots with vivacious, eye-catching vibrancy.

During spring, your Dappled Willow Shrub will come alive, with an array of branches full of light green foliage and a hint of white on each leaf.

Plus, new growth emerges with a rich pink tint that leaves a fresh impression. The Tri-Color Willow imparts classy coloration that's one-of-a-kind.

Since this is a newer hedge introduction, we have limited quantities available. Order your Tri-Color Dappled Willow today to take advantage of its no-nonsense yet wonderfully luxe looks!

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Customer Reviews

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Fast grower
Super fast grower. I put these in the swampy end of my yard that is always soggy. Grew very fast . The only problem is in the spring the rabbits really like to eat the new shoots so you might have to protect it .
December 26, 2018
1 year ago
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Hardy & fast growing
I love these willows!! I cut them back in late fall and they came back strong in the spring. They grow very fast & I love the multi colors they produce!
October 7, 2018
1 year ago
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I have only had them a few weeks. They seem really resilient
so far and they are filling in even quicker than I expected.
September 12, 2018
5 months ago
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September 7, 2018
over 2 years ago
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Dappled Willows
My Dappled Willows arrived nicely packaged and healthy. They are basically one color at the present time. I believe that is fully expected until they have a year or so to get settled in their new environment. I will probably order more next year.
Dappled Willow
Dappled Willow
August 15, 2018
6 months ago
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It certainly does not look like your photo.Still unsure, maybe it’ll grow in next season? I’m hoping it’ll grown in the void space I have by next spring.
August 13, 2018
6 months ago
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Look great
They took a while to get going but after a couple of years they have taken off and look great. I would buy again if I had the space for more.
August 12, 2018
over 3 years ago
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Tri color dappled willow
So far so good,still too early to said no flowers yet because I ordered late of summer so wait until next spring to know more , can wait for it.
July 20, 2018
6 months ago
Love the Tricolor Dapple Willow Bush
The tri color dappled willow bush arrived very securely in a box. I planted as the instructions stated and added some Root Blast and a little water before putting the bush in. There were some puny looking smaller branches but I concentrated on the root ball as stated in the instructions. I’m keeping it watered to give it time to get established and it has a lot of new growth on it every day!
July 19, 2018
7 months ago
Growing great!
I planted 3 of these to hopefully gain some privacy. They are growing very fast and are very healthy. I will be getting more of these to put around the property.

I would post a picture but don't know how.
July 17, 2018
7 months ago
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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
I want to plant a unique, fast growing privacy hedge.
Lesli M on Dec 26, 2018
We love this product, the colors.
Tom L on Oct 2, 2018
I want to plant a unique, fast growing privacy hedge.
Lesli M on Dec 26, 2018
Will complement landscape.
Elizabeth B on Oct 31, 2018
We love this product, the colors.
Tom L on Oct 2, 2018
Beautiful colors, grows fast.
Connie M on Oct 2, 2018
I've never seen this shrub and it looks amazing.
Debbie C on Sep 29, 2018
Needed a pretty and fast growing bush to block the street from 2 sides of our sunroom
whitney h on Sep 29, 2018
Chose these for their height, fast growth, unusual color mix, and the softness of the branch formation.
Shelley N on Sep 9, 2018
Full of color grows well makes a nice hedge
Mary D on Aug 18, 2018
photo's are beautiful. Flanked on both sides with the double pink knock out rose, should be stunning.
Leslie D on Aug 8, 2018
I plan on planting this on the corner of my home-the blooms are gorgeous!
Marty W on Aug 8, 2018
Privacy, good looks, fast growth
Hadar B on Aug 4, 2018
We want a privacy hedge quickly - this looks to be the right size, attractive and fast growing!
John M on Jul 9, 2018
I saw them growing locally and always admired them and thought I would try them.
Irene R on Jun 23, 2018
I have purchased 3 of these plants last week and decided that since they were so healthy and beautiful I would order additional ones to separate my yard from an overflow ditch.
Shlynn C on May 21, 2018
We used this plant for screening in our last house and it is a fantastic product
Robert B on May 20, 2018
The color of the leaves will brighten the areas between darker green shrubs.
Chris on May 19, 2018
michael s on May 14, 2018
It's unique and interesting.
katie k on May 11, 2018
only plant deer wont eat
george s on May 4, 2018
Purchased one 2 years ago & it’s beautiful today!! Decided We needed a couple more to go with the one we have and make a complete privacy hedge wall.
Shirley L on Apr 18, 2018
To make a hedge
stacey p on Apr 14, 2018
Very interesting plant that is deer resistant. As we live in coastal NC, hopefully it may even be evergreen.
Paul K on Apr 12, 2018
Gretchen H on Apr 11, 2018
because of the wet feet ability.
joel t on Apr 10, 2018
Looks nice
Joseph S on Apr 9, 2018
John E on Apr 7, 2018
Good looking for border barrier
seiko w on Apr 6, 2018
I chose this to aid in gaps, in the bottom of my privacy fense, and to mildly deter digging dogs.
Jennifer R on Apr 3, 2018
I chose this shrub for fast growing privacy and beauty. It will feel like a hug on the side of our property with slum like neighbors.
Vicki B on Mar 31, 2018
because they grow fast and are a big shrub
Troy H on Mar 24, 2018
privacy bush
Max H on Mar 18, 2018
Need for privacy and a bit of color
Sina T on Mar 17, 2018
Privacy Shrub
Cindi S on Feb 25, 2018
I purchased the Willow Hybrid for privacy and water reduction, and I felt I needed some colour to break up the Willow wall I am creating.
Marilyn D on Feb 21, 2018
Beauty, and privacy
Deborah R on Feb 17, 2018
Sounds hearty & beautiful. Was an excellent price.
Brooke E on Feb 14, 2018
appealing privacy bush.
Dennis T on Feb 11, 2018
My daughter has them and they are beautiful. I want them for that reason and also to help bring in small birds to my yard. Such as, Yellow Finches, Cardinals, Nuthatches, etc...........Hopefully this works.
Dennis D on Feb 7, 2018
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
Will complement landscape.
Elizabeth B on Oct 31, 2018
Beautiful colors, grows fast.
Connie M on Oct 2, 2018
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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 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
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.
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.
What fertilizer should I put on my Tri-Colored Dappled Willows, and how often?
Michael G on Mar 4, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Compost can be used as a fertilizer. Use a bit of compost and mulch in the Spring until August, and stopped in September, to make over fertilizing less likely.
You can also use a special whole fertilizer for willow plants.
I live in central Florida (zone 9a) next to a retention pond that often has water in it. I'll be building a berm of mulch and wood chips along about 75 feet. Would the dappled willow work as a living fence in this instance?
Nick G on Oct 10, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I live outside Jax and planted two willows. I think being by the water will help because they do not flourish with the Florida heat. But The two I planted two years ago have not really thickened or taken off so judging by the ones I planted I would say they would not make a good living fence in Florida
how much will it grow the first year?
A shopper on Aug 6, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Once established the Tri Color Willow grows fairly quickly, 12 - 18 inches a year.
What is the growth rate?
Russell G on Jun 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: 1st year slow once they take root with lots of water ours got long but they were not very thick. rabbits will eat thehell out of them. they are a beautiful bush. you can cut a piece and leave it in water and transplant after the roots form
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
Will this do well in damp soil?
Bill L on Oct 24, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It’s a willow so it loves water. If the area isn’t perpetually soggy just damp, it will do well.
Just planted recently and new growth is just green?
Kathy P on Aug 12, 2018
BEST ANSWER: It will change to pink/white. Give it time to settle in. I planted a row of 10 just two years ago and they are a massive screen 6-7' tall. If you give them lots of water and plenty of sun, you will be amazed at the growth. Wait for next spring and you will see that beautiful pink color that you are wanting. I have already trimmed mine back as it grew so busy so fast that is was encroaching on a row of rose bushes in front of the willow
When do I plant? Its still in a pot
Joann D on Jun 15, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I planted mine as soon as we received them in late winter. They are planted on a hillside and are doing great as are all other trees from fast growing including a variety of crepe myrtles. We have the willows for about 1 1/2 years
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!
Would this do well in a very wet area?
Cindy J on Sep 6, 2018

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