I would like to know where I can purchase the Japanese dapple willow advertised in the Kentucky Living magazine July 2009?
The Gardener’s Answer
Hello, Marion: The Japanese dappled willow (Salix integra ‘Hakuro Nishiki’) has a whimsical growth habit and has foliage that will add interest and create a calm to the garden on a hot summer day. We are fortunate in Louisville to have a few great local garden centers. I have contacted Boone Gardiner in Crestwood and Wallitsch Nursery on Hikes Lane and they both currently have them in stock. Boone Gardiner has them in 7-gallon containers and Wallitsch has them in 3-gallon. They can be reached at (502) 243-3832 or (502) 454-3553 respectively. Plant your dappled willow in a space where it will receive part shade and adequate moisture. Prune each year to encourage new growth that will provide the most color variation.