Salix integra 'Hakuro Nishiki' (Hakuro Nishiki Dwarf Japanese Willow) - 9L Pot

Code: TR0196
Salix integra 'Hakuro Nishiki' (Hakuro Nishiki Dwarf Japanese Willow) - 9L Pot
Salix integra 'Hakuro Nishiki' (Hakuro Nishiki Dwarf Japanese Willow) - 9L Pot

Usually a compact, weeping tree, this 'Hakuro Nishiki' is grafted to an upright rootstock, which means it will grow taller and straighter than a standard tree. Deciduous, the plant has cream-pink foliage which drops in autumn to show coral-orange stems. This beautiful plant is delicate and slim, but hardy against the elements, and needs very little looking after.

Characteristics

  • Foliage Colour: pink/cream
  • Approx. Growth Height: 2m
  • Comes in a: 9L polypot (not a rigid pot)
  • Approx. Height on Arrival: 130-150cm
  • Tree is approx 3 years old with a 1 year old rootstock
  • Flowering Period: spring
  • Tolerance: frost tolerant, fairly drought tolerant once established
  • Growing Habit: bushy
  • Hardiness: fully hardy
  • Exposure: exposed, sheltered
  • Rate of Growth: fast
  • Scented: barely
  • Wildlife friendly - attracts bees and other pollinating insects

Requirements

  • Light Requirements: full sun
  • Soil Requirements: neutral, clay, loam, sand
  • Moisture: moist, well-drained, moderately fertile

Q:Does Height Really Matter?

A: Not As Much As You Might Think...
One stand out specification that customers often use to judge the value of a tree is the height.So should height directly correlate with the price of a tree? No, not necessarily.
To an extent the height of a tree can give you a good indication of its maturity but you must not forget: To grow a productive, well shaped, healthy tree you must prune it back regularly, especially when young.
Our trees often grow up to 2m in the fields before we prune them back and package them ready to send out. This pruning encourages the tree to grow more, stronger branches and ensures there is a good balance between the root size and top growth. This ensures that your tree puts energy into establishing a healthy root base instead of supporting top growth, providing a better foundation for your tree in the future.
So, in summary: Dont let the extra 10/20cm you may find elsewhere sway you. You are likely to be paying extra for the delivery costs and, if you want a healthy tree in the long run, youre going to have to chop it off anyway!

Caring and Maintenance

Water young trees regularly until roots are well established. Trim annually from mid to late summer. Apply some fertilizer in spring in order to promote healthy growth and a good crop. Optionally, mulch in spring. Check tree ties regularly and loosen any if necessary to avoid rubbing of the stems.

Planting

  • Planting Distance: 2m

Suited to almost all, well-drained and moderately fertile soils with pH between 6.5 and 7.5 in an exposed or sheltered location in full sun.
Before planting your tree, clean up all wandering weeds and keep a clean ring around the tree base. Water well during the first year until well established.

Autumn is the best season for planting trees, as the soil moisture and heat allow easier and faster root establishment and regeneration of damaged root systems.

This is an example of our polypot - note the fruit/ornamental trees we stock will vary in appearance according to species and season.
 
Customer Reviews

Average Rating: 4.6/5 (10 reviews)

Rating: 5/5

"Healthy and well prepared."

Reviewed Sunday, 25 September 2016

Rating: 5/5

"They're are beautiful trees when mature - we only hope we can treat them well enough for them to succeed."

Reviewed Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Rating: 2/5

"Smaller than expected for the price as local garden centre last year had much bushier ones for less money."

Reviewed Monday, 28 September 2015

Primrose says: "Thank you for your feedback. We're sorry to hear you are unhappy with the quality of your dwarf willow. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee the arrival height or amount of bushiness as this varies from plant to plant and between seasons."
Rating: 5/5

"Beautiful, great size and very healthy. Can't fault it."

Reviewed Sunday, 9 August 2015

Rating: 5/5

"As Above"

Reviewed Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Rating: 5/5

"Primrose were very good to deal with and sent the plant promptly. The problem came with the delivery company, UK Mail. The day the plant was supposed to arrive it was "delayed" for no specified reason. They said it would arrive one day later. The next day they informed me that plant would arrive between 10:30 and 11:30 but it never came. I contacted them after having waited in and they told me that it had been left off the truck. They said they would try to find a solution to get it to me that day and would contact me back. No one ever contacted me, so I had to ring them again. They finally delivered it the next day, two days late. I realise this was not Primrose's fault, but it did make the experience unpleasant and I wonder if Primrose should consider using another carrier."

Reviewed Saturday, 28 March 2015

Rating: 5/5

"As Above"

Reviewed Friday, 16 January 2015

Rating: 5/5

"The tree seems to be in excellent condition, so we live in hope after our previous (not from you!) died."

Reviewed Saturday, 31 May 2014

Rating: 5/5

"Will tree arrived in perfect condition. Well packed and delivered withoput any damage. Well done to the carrier!"

Reviewed Thursday, 23 January 2014

Rating: 4/5

"Smaller than I was expecting but a good healthy plant"

Reviewed Sunday, 29 September 2013

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