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Salix sachhalinensis 'Sekka'

Common Name(s):
Japanese fantail willow
Category:
Trees
Comment:

Short lived; weak wood; branches can be used in flower arrangements.

Wildlife Value: Members of the Salix genus support the following specilized bees: Andrena (Parandrena) andrenoidesAndrena (Thysandrena) bisalicisAndrena (Tylandrena) erythrogasterAndrena (Andrena) frigidaAndrena (Micrandrena) illinoiensisAndrena (Andrena) macoupinensisAndrena (Trachandrena) mariaeAndrena (Parandrena) nidaAndrena (Micrandrena) nigraeAndrena (Micrandrena) salictariaAndrena (Parandrena) wellesleyana.  This tree is mildly resistant to damage by deer.

Height:
10-15 ft.
Flower:
A male plant; produces grayish catkins in early spring; mature to soft yellow
Zones:
5-7
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun; range of soil types
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Large, rounded shrub to small tree; fascinated, flat, twisted stems
Width:
10-15 ft.
Leaf:
4 to 6 in. alternate, simple, leaves; purplish red buds and purplish red stem; yellow fall color
Tags:
wildlife pollinator, showy flowers, deciduous, bees, specialized bees, cut flowers, deer resistant

NCCES plant id: 2192

Salix sachhalinensis 'Sekka' Salix sachhalinensis 'Sekka'
Kristine Paulus, CC BY - 2.0
Salix sachhalinensis 'Sekka' Salix sachhalinensis 'Sekka'
Rasbak, CC-BY-SA-3.0