Salix udensis 'Sekka'

Japanese Fantail Willow, Fishtail Willow

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Shrub
Growth Rate - Fast
Mature Height - 10-15'
Mature Width - 10-15'
Longevity - Short lived , maturity in 20 years.

Ornamental Characteristics:
Flower - Male clone, pretty 1" long gray silky catkins in March.
Fruit - Strobile 1' long.
Leaf - Deep green, glossy leaves.
Fall Color - Pale yellow-green.
Bark - New stems purplish-red for several years. Some branches are flattened and fastciated. Eventually with age, the bark on the trunk becomes irregulary scaly.
Other Features - Branches sometimes used for flower arranging. (synonym = S. sachalinensis)
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Season Of Interest -

Culture and Care:
Care Requirements - Prefers full sun in deeply moist soil (such as along water sources). Will tolerate a range of soil types. Short lived. Easily propagated - seeds germinate 12-24 hours after falling on wet sand. Zones (4)5-7
Native Habitat - Native to China and Japan.
Diseases and Insects - Weak wood. Bacterial twig blight, crown gall, many cankers. Leaf spots, powdery mildew, rusts, tar spots. Aphids, imported willow leaf beetle, pinecone gall. willow leaf bug and many more insects.
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Weakness - Unkept appearance if not well maintained by occasional pruning

Plants of this taxon:
-not currently in our collection-

Find Related Plants:
- Other plants with the common name Willow.
- Other plants of the family Salicaceae.
- Other plants of the genus Salix.
- Other plants of the species Salix udensis.