Japanese Fantail Willow, Fishtail Willow
Form and Growth Characteristics: Plant Type - ShrubGrowth Rate - FastMature 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)Possible Use - 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)5-7Native 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.Strength - Weakness - Unkept appearance if not well maintained by occasional pruningPlants of this taxon:
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.