Scientific Name: Salix udensis 'Sekka'
Common Name: fantail willow
Family Name: Salicaceae
Origin: Garden origin, S.E. Asia / Japan / China
Hardiness Zone: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 °C)
Plant Type: Shrub - deciduous, Tree - deciduous
Mature Size: 3 - 5m x 5 - 7m (height x width)
Habit: Arching, Dense, Pendulous, Spreading, Twiggy, Upright
Form: Oval - horizontal
Texture: Medium
Landscape Uses: Cut flower or foliage, Dried flower or fruit, Mixed shrub border, Screening, Specimen plant, Tall background, Wetland - bogs, Winter interest, Woodland margin
Exposure: Full sun
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Leathery, Pinnate venation, Lustrous, Lanceolate, Entire, Undulate (wavy)
Flowers: Catkin (ament), Yellow, Silver, Mar-Apr
Fruit: Capsule, Brown, Jun-Aug
Key ID Features:
Multi-stem shrub, upright with flattened, contorted branchlets, red-purple stems/buds in spring; leaves lanceolate, bright green with silvery green beneath, highly fluted (fasciated) stems; catkins in early spring, gray then yellow.