Dappled Willow Shrubs


Known as Haruko-nishiki or Fuji Koreangi, dappled willow shrubs can survive in a low maintenance area. It doesn’t require a rich soil to grow well. Its foliage has a pendant shape and yellow color. The now bud will show a delicate pink color and it gradually turning into green when it grown up. This type of shrub is a deciduous plant instead of an evergreen one. So, all leaves will wither and fall before the winter days. The stems will turn into brown as well in dormant dates. When mature, it can grow up to 10 feet in height.

Generally, dappled willow needs a damp environment to grow happily. It is not sensitive to the structure of the soil, which means it can tolerate clay soil or sand soil very well. You just need to keep the soil moist at all times. Moist environment can establish a robust root system especially during the first several months.

Regarding the feeding of dappled willow shrubs, spring is the best season to apply fertilizers to the soil. Due to its fast growth rate of its root system, please note that you should avoid plants your shrub near any pipes or similar areas. Also, you should do some pruning work periodically to give it a tidy look. The best time for trimming is during its dormant period which is in winter or early spring.

Dappled window can be affected by many fungi such as Anthracnose. Fungi can kill some leaves of the shrub and weak it functionalities. Aphids sap on leaves will weak the immune system of the shrub and make it be easily attacked by other enemies. You should keep an eye on any potential damage on the shrub leaves and take action immediately to avoid further loss.

Image Provided By Andy Beecroft [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

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