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Salix integra Hakuro-nishiki


Flamingo Willow

Dramatic white, pink and green foliage

A dwarf weeping tree that produces striking new shoots blotched white and pink. These fade to cream and green as the leaves age. Delicate yellow catkins appear in spring. As the leaves fall in the autumn, orange-coral stems are revealed, adding colour to the garden in the winter.


It is best grown in full sun or partial shade, and is ideal in small gardens, near a pond or even in a container.


It enjoys any damp or moist but draining soil.

Salix Hakuro-nishiki is native to Korea, Japan, South-eastern Siberia and China.

Plant details

In depth plant information

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Plant type Ornamental tree
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available February - September
Season of interest Spring, Winter
Evergreen No
Plant height 200 cm - 800 cm
Plant width 170 cm - 200 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 330 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Light sand
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Well drained, Medium
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Position the stake in the hole, on the side of the prevailing wind and drive it into the soil, to a depth of 60cm. The stake should be a third of the height of the tree, when planted. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole close to the stake, with the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Use two tree ties to secure the stem to the stake. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year. Check ties regularly and adjust them as the tree grows.

Planting site City garden, Courtyard garden

Typically available

From February to September