Genus Salix are deciduous shrubs and trees of diverse habit, with simple leaves and tiny flowers in catkins, male and female usually on separate plants. Some are valued for their brightly coloured winter shoots, others for their foliage or showy male catkins.
Details Hand grafted and propagated at Lime Cross Nursery, Salix hakuro ‘Nishiki’ is a deciduous shrub or small tree, with branches that droop slightly at the tips. The narrow, lance-shaped leaves emerge pink in spring, maturing to variegated shades of pink, creamy-white and green before turning predominantly green as the summer progresses. Yellow catkins are borne on bare stems in spring and the stems, particularly of the new growth, turn an orange-red colour in the autumn.
Soil Type: Normal, heavy clay, light sandy, chalk, loam. Aspect: Full sun. Foliage Type: Deciduous. Foliage Colour: Green, white, pink and bronze leaves. Pot Size: 3 litre and 10 Litre. Ultimate Height: 2 - 4m. Ultimate Spread: 2 - 4m. Growth Rate: 10 - 20 years. Special Attributes: Makes a great accent plant for the garden landscape.