Dappled Willow. This beautifully variegated Willow emerges in the spring with new leaves which are almost completely white with an overlay of pale pink with a few green specks. These slowly harden off to almost totally green with a few white speckles. In the winter the stems are pink here, but from other reports, they may get close to red in more northern climes. If pruned back heavily in late winter this will induce more growth which will accentuate the foliage and later on the red stems. I have seen this plant trained into a standard for a small patio tree which the two photos show well, or one can grow it as a multi-stem shrub. The plant that you will receive is a multi-stemmed shrub, not the topiary which is pictured, but one can easily train it into this form.