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Weeping branches display striking pink stems and buds, surrounded by foliage mottled with white, green and pink highlights. The brightly colored stems provide excellent winter interest. This graceful shrub is a delightful garden accent. Easily maintained at a smaller size with regular pruning. Deciduous.
Average Size at Maturity Reaches 15 to 20 ft. tall and wide; maintain at 6 to 10 ft. with pruning.
Bloom Time Showy catkins in spring linger through fall.
Design Ideas This beauty emerges out of the gardens of Japan where it was bred for its unique semi-weeping form and singular seasonal changes. It is an understory species of the shade garden, thriving under canopy trees both evergreen and deciduous. Its traditional use is beside streams and water features in Asian gardens where, like most willows, it is tolerant of perennial damp and seepage. The drooping form is considered a fluid accent for natural waterways. Cold hardiness makes these shrubs an ideal candidate for natural woodlands or combined with American natives with similar requirements for more varied early spring interest.
Deciduous/ Evergreen Deciduous
Flower Attribute Showy Flowers
Flower Color Yellow
Foliage Color Green
Garden Style Asian/Zen, Contemporary
Growth Habit Weeping
Growth Rate Fast
Landscape Use Border, Hedge, Specimen, Very Wet Areas, Woodland Garden
Light Needs Full sun, Partial sun
Soil Needs All-Purpose Plant Food
Special Feature Dramatic Foliage Color, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Tolerates Acidic Soil, Tolerates Poor Soils, Tolerates Wet Soils, Fast Growing, Tolerates Road Salt
Water Needs Moderate
Watering Needs Water regularly – weekly, or more often in extreme heat.