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Salix integra 'Hakuro-nishiki' (Flamingo willow)

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skill rating
1 hour care
per year
2m
Max height
2m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Salix integra 'Hakuro-nishiki'

Other names

Flamingo willow, Shrimp willow , Dwarf Japanese willow 'Hakuro-nishiki', Salix 'Fuiri-koriyanagi', Salix integra 'Albomaculata', Salix integra 'Hakuro Nishiki', Dappled Japanese willow, Variegated willow

Genus

Salix Salix

Variety or Cultivar

'Hakuro-nishiki' _ 'Hakuro-nishiki' is a compact, upright to arching, deciduous shrub with pink stems bearing narrowly lance-shaped, green- and white-mottled leaves, flushed pink when young in spring, turning mostly green by late summer.


Salix integra 'Hakuro-nishiki' is: Deciduous

Habit

Compact, Arching, Upright

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Foliage

Green, Variegated, White, Flushed pink in Spring; Flushed pink, Green, White, Variegated in Summer; Green, Flushed white in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Caterpillars , Leaf beetles (willow and poplar) , Sawflies Aphids , Caterpillars , Leaf beetles (willow and poplar) , Sawflies

Anthracnose diseases , Rust Anthracnose diseases , Rust

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 1 or, for best stem colour, pruning group 7.

Propagation methods

Grafting


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Where to grow

Salix integra 'Hakuro-nishiki' (Flamingo willow) will reach a height of 2m and a spread of 2m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

City, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Grow in deep, fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Prefers sun but best with afternoon shade in hot summer climates. Also prefers moist soil but will tolerate drier conditions. Avoid shallow chalk.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

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Botanical name

Salix integra 'Hakuro-nishiki'

Other names

Flamingo willow, Shrimp willow , Dwarf Japanese willow 'Hakuro-nishiki', Salix 'Fuiri-koriyanagi', Salix integra 'Albomaculata', Salix integra 'Hakuro Nishiki', Dappled Japanese willow, Variegated willow

Genus

Salix Salix

Variety or Cultivar

'Hakuro-nishiki' _ 'Hakuro-nishiki' is a compact, upright to arching, deciduous shrub with pink stems bearing narrowly lance-shaped, green- and white-mottled leaves, flushed pink when young in spring, turning mostly green by late summer.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Compact, Arching, Upright

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Foliage

Green, Variegated, White, Flushed pink in Spring; Flushed pink, Green, White, Variegated in Summer; Green, Flushed white in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Caterpillars , Leaf beetles (willow and poplar) , Sawflies

Specific diseases

Anthracnose diseases , Rust

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 1 or, for best stem colour, pruning group 7.

Propagation methods

Grafting


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Salix integra 'Hakuro-nishiki' (Flamingo willow) will reach a height of 2m and a spread of 2m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

City, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Grow in deep, fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Prefers sun but best with afternoon shade in hot summer climates. Also prefers moist soil but will tolerate drier conditions. Avoid shallow chalk.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4, Zone 3, Zone 2

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Salix integra 'Hakuro-nishiki' (Flamingo willow)

Common pest name

Scientific pest name

Agrilus fleischeri

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

5

General biosecurity comments

Pest of poplar; native to East Asia. Likely to be damaging if introduced to the UK. Protecting against the risk of entry via wood packaging material and other means remains a priority. A Europe-wide assessment would be helpful; to consider strengthened regulation.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Salix integra 'Hakuro-nishiki' (Flamingo willow)

Common pest name

Japanese swift moth

Scientific pest name

Endoclita excrescens

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

Polyphagous moth pest whose larvae feed off a range of herbaceous and woody hosts. Native to East Asia where substantial impacts have been observed; and current import requirements do not fully mitigate the risk of introduction. A PRA will help to assess the level of risk more fully.

Defra's Risk register #3

Plant name

Salix integra 'Hakuro-nishiki' (Flamingo willow)

Common pest name

Asian longhorn beetle; Starry sky beetle

Scientific pest name

Anoplophora glabripennis

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

Recognised threat to a wide range of deciduous tress native to the UK. Already regulated it is a priority for continued surveillance and statutory action. The risk of entry is further mitigated by EU legislation requiring the monitoring of wooden packaging material originating from China.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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