In fact doing so in July may even encourage the shrub to.
The"Hakuro-nishiki" willow (Salix integra"Hakuro Nishiki"), also known as the dappled willow, lights up a sunny corner of your yard. Dappled willows thrive in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant. Jan 21, Prune in early spring to encourage new growth, and to reshape/restrict. If you have a standard version, don't prune below the graft point. PRUNING A STANDARD FORM SALIX INTEGRA HAKURO-NISHIKI When growing Salix integra 'Hakuro-nishiki' in a standard form, you will have a clear stem of 60cm / 2ft or more and the top will be stems and foliage.
For the first, second and third prunings follow the same rules as for the shrub form but try to prune the stems to a globe shape. Feb 19, How far back can you prune this plant and it stil be hardy? I see in the pic you tree formed yours. I have some at the shop that are more shrub form and want to put in landscape 'tree-form'. On plant Salix integra. 19 Feb, Tolerates wet soils. Better variegation if pruned back to" every year.
New foliage emerges pink in spring, maturing to variegated shades of pink, creamy white and green. Narrow, lance-shaped leaves (to 4” long) are particularly attractive in spring to early summer. Nov 07, The aim of pruning is to encourage a pleasant shape, plenty of young, pink leaves and new red stems in winter.
The most foolproof method of pruning this tree is to remove about a third of the stems each year back to the central grafted bud, or the point at which the main stem of the leafy part meets the top of the trunk.
For assistance, contact Dr. Charles Brun ([email protected]),Computing and Web Resources, PO BoxWashington State University, Pullman WA Prune as needed in late winter to early spring.
Many gardeners prune the stems back in late winter each year to encourage more vigorous growth, more colorful foliage (as it results in new growth), and to control the plant size. Pruning may also improve the red branch color.