Colorful deciduous shrub delivers year-round interest. In early to mid spring, petite yellow catkins emerge on rich red stems, followed by new growth. The new growth starts out green and creamy white with pink overtones. The pink fades into a beautiful variegated color as the leaves mature. Tolerant of wet situations, it's a good choice for the edge of a pond, stream or other body of water. It also makes a lovely shrub border or specimen plant. Salix integra 'Hakuro Nishiki'