Perennial Deciduous Shrub
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The Dappled Willow is a small tree or large shrub suitable for just about any garden!This Willow is spectacular in all seasons.The show begins in spring with yellow catkins in April, followed by new growth foliage appearing green and creamy white with pink overtones that turns salmon pink by summer going into fall with leaves turning yellow and winter branches turning a brilliant red. That's not all! It is a fast grower, planted as a hedge, screen, windbreak, or to line a road or drive, you can expect this shrub to be over 15 feet tall and 15 feet wide in just 3 - 4 years.I prefer to keep it pruned to maintained a great shape at 6 - 10 feet. Prune in late winter. It thrives 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, but is also somewhat drought tolerant.