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Japanese Fantail Willow Salix udensis 'Sekka'

Previously known as:

  • Salix sachalinensis 'Sekka'
Phonetic Spelling
SAL-iks yoo-den-sis
Description

A large shrub/small tree, this vigorous ornamental willow is known for its curiously flattened, recurved stems that can be used in floral arrangements. It can be grown in a range of soil types.  It is short-lived and has weak wood.  This tree is mildly resistant to damage by deer.

 

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#showy flowers#deciduous#nectar plant#specialized bees#fast growing#deer resistant#cutting garden#pollinator plant#bee friendly
 
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#showy flowers#deciduous#nectar plant#specialized bees#fast growing#deer resistant#cutting garden#pollinator plant#bee friendly
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Salix
    Species:
    udensis
    Family:
    Salicaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Recommended Propagation Strategy:
    Grafting
    Stem Cutting
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Japan and far eastern Russia including the Sakhalin Islands
    Wildlife Value:
    Members of the Salix genus support the following specialized bees: Andrena (Parandrena) andrenoides, Andrena (Thysandrena) bisalicis, Andrena (Tylandrena) erythrogaster, Andrena (Andrena) frigida, Andrena (Micrandrena) illinoiensis, Andrena (Andrena) macoupinensis, Andrena (Trachandrena) mariae, Andrena (Parandrena) nida, Andrena (Micrandrena) nigrae, Andrena (Micrandrena) salictaria, Andrena (Parandrena) wellesleyana.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 10 ft. 0 in. - 15 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 10 ft. 0 in. - 15 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Rounded
    Growth Rate:
    Rapid
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    NC Region:
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5b, 5a, 6b, 6a, 7b, 7a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Gray/Silver
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Catkin
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Good Cut
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    A male plant that produces grayish catkins in early spring that mature to soft yellow.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Lanceolate
    Leaf Margin:
    Undulate
    Hairs Present:
    Yes
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Description:
    4 to 6 in. alternate, simple, leaves with purplish red buds and yellow fall color. Narrow lanceolate leaves (to 4-6” long) are dark green above but blue-green and slightly hairy beneath, with entire to wavy margins.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Purple/Lavender
    Red/Burgundy
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Purplish-red stem.
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Naturalized Area
    Pond
    Landscape Theme:
    Asian Garden
    Cutting Garden
    Design Feature:
    Hedge
    Attracts:
    Pollinators
    Specialized Bees
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Deer
    Problems:
    Short-lived