Japanese fantail willow (Salix udensis 'Sekka')

USDA Hardiness Zones

USDA hardiness zones
Japanese fantail willow
Japanese fantail willow Japanese fantail willow
Japanese fantail willow (Salix udensis 'Sekka')
Zone Zone  more information
Hardy to zone 4b
Mature Height Mature Height
10 to 15 feet
Mature Spread Mature Spread
10 to 15 feet
Growth Rate Growth Rate
Faster
Sun Sun
Full Sun
Moisture Moisture
Wet soil, poor drainage (also tolerant to moist soil, well-drained)
Fall Color Fall Color
Dull
Attracts Wildlife Attracts Wildlife
No
Flower Flower
Ornamental
Fruit Fruit
Insignificant
Evergreen Evergreen
No
Native to WI Native to WI
No
Additional Information Additional Information
also known as Salix sachalinensis; large, broad, rounded form; 10-15’ tall and wide; twisted, reddish-purple branches are flattened at the ends; long, soft, silvery-white catkins in early spring; full sun; adaptable to most soils and pH; prefers moist, well-drained soil but is tolerant to wet soil; susceptible to leaf feeding insects and diseases; do not shear; native to Japan; hardy to zone 4b

UW Extension
For more information, see the UW Extension Urban Horticulture Team Web site: www.uwex.edu/ces/wihort
Primary Author: Dr. Laura Jull
Photos by: Dr. Laura Jull and Dr. Ed Hasselkus

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