Japanese Fantail Willow (Salix sachalinensis 'Sekka')

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet
Wet Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 7b
Plant Height: 10 to 15 feet
Plant Spread: 10 to 15 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Other: Leaves are approximately 2 inches long, bright green above with a silvery reverse.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Other: Small silvery-gray catkins with yellow anthers.
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Suitable Locations: Bog gardening
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Provides winter interest
Erosion control
Cut Flower
Dynamic Accumulator: Mg (Magnesium)
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Other: Grafting


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