- Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)
- Mature Height 6 - 8 Feet
- Mature Spread 6 - 8 Feet
- Growing Zones 4 - 8
Japanese Willow is a darling shrub that is colorful during the warmer months. Delicate catkins bloom during the spring. The flowers are complemented by the pink oblong foliage that gradually turns and includes green and cream hues for a striking tri-color mottled appearance. The vegetation of the Salix integra Hakaro Nishiki will turn yellow in the fall before dropping for the season. During the winter, the exposed branches turn red for an unexpected pop of color.
This deciduous plant has a central trunk. The branches have a naturally rounded growth habit. Use this plant to add height and colorful visual interest to a bed, border, mass planting, or landscape. Japanese Willow grows as a perennial in USDA, growing zones 4 through 8.
Japanese Willow Care
Plant in full to partial sun. The Japanese Willow can handle damp conditions, but it does not like wet feet, so use moist but well-drained soil. The soil should be rich and slightly acidic to alkaline. Keep the soil consistently damp and avoid letting it dry out. Feed the Japanese Willow each spring using a balanced fertilizer.
This plant can grow rather large, but regular pruning will maintain the shape while also encouraging more colorful foliage. Remove damaged growth or crossing branches in late winter. Shape the plant to maintain its size and promote more growth during midsummer.
Japanese Willow Spacing
Japanese Willow is a shrub-like tree with a central trunk and a rounded canopy. This plant will grow 6 to 8 feet tall and wide. Plants can be spaced 4 to 5 feet apart to create a row of consistent foliage.
Japanese Willow Information
|USDA Hardiness Zones: 4 - 8|
|Plant Type: Bushes|
|Light Exposure: Full Sun (At Least 6 Hours Of Direct Sunlight)|
|Mature Height: 6 - 8 Feet|
|Mature Spread: 6 - 8 Feet|
|Spacing: 6 - 8 Feet|
|Flower Color(s): White|
|Foliage Type: Variegated|
|Foliage Color(s): Green, White|
|Foliage Description: Variegated|
|Seasonal Interest: Spring Flowering, Summer Flowering, Fall Flowering, Winter Interest, 4 Season Interest|
|Uses: Specimen or Focal Point, Wildlife Gardens|
|Features: Attracts Pollinators, Low Maintenance|
|Common Name: Japanese Willow|
|Scientific Name: SALIX INTEGRA `HAKARO NISHIKI`|
Please Note: The pictures below are to give a general representation of the different container sizes. The actual size/ages of plants are estimates and will vary based on; type of plant, time of year, last pruning & many other factors.
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Plant Addicts guarantees your plant(s) will arrive happy and healthy, but the plant(s) are being shipped through the mail and accidents happen. If the plant is dead, has dried out roots or the incorrect item was shipped just notify Plant Addicts within 3 days upon delivery. We may ask for pictures but will try to make it as easy as possible for you. Please note plant(s) with damaged branches or wilted leaves will not qualify for this guarantee. Plants are very resilient and will rebound quickly when cared for correctly.
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We encourage all plant lovers to purchase the Plant Addicts Warranty whether you’re new or an expert. There are many variables outside our control and yours that can cause the demise of your plant(s). Examples would be hungry animals, drought, poor soil conditions, over watering, disease, insects & many other factors. The Plant Addicts Warranty is a 1 year warranty protecting you from all the unknowns and will replace your plant if it moves on to the plant afterlife.
The warranty is purchased on a per plant basis and must be purchased at the same time as the plant purchase. We will cover 100% of the price of the plant but the warranty does not cover shipping cost. Simply let us know if your plant has died within one year of receiving it and we’ll get you a new one shipped out. We may ask for photos for documentation purposes but again we’ll try to make it as easy as possible.
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Standard Colors: 2-3 business days
Special Order Colors: 8 weeks - this is due to the planter being custom made with the color(s) of your choice
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Time of Order:
- If there is extreme heat we’ll delay shipping.
- We’ll have to review what areas the plants are traveling through along with your location
Once your plant is shipped you’ll receive an email with tracking information. Depending on the above criteria we’ll ship your plant(s) towards beginning of the following week from your order. We put together this helpful guide of what to do when you receive your plants in the mail.
It is important to know that all of our plants are clearly labeled for which growing zones the plant can survive in. The plants are thoroughly trialed and tested in every growing zone before we state the plant can grow in a zone. Again, our #1 priority is to ship the plants to you healthy and ready to thrive in your location. So we will do everything in our power to do so.