Salix udensis 'Sekka' - Japanese Fantail or Dragon
aka S. sachalinensis
'Sekka' is widely cultivated in Japan, both as
an ornamental shrub and for the flower market.
In summer, the glossy green compound leaves on
the many horizontally sprawling branches resemble
a huge tropical shrub. Autumn brings a rich yellow
colour to the leaves and in winter, the snow outlines
a very distinct shape not found in any other willows.
Much loved by bees!
Description: large shrub; 10 m (35'); dark
maroon-black new growth; very bright fall colours; highly
Ideal conditions: full sun to part shade;
thrives with regular deep watering; tolerates a wide range
of soil types; prune for utility
Coldest zone: 4 (find your
zone; further info on plant hardiness)
Comparison of willow
stems and leaves
Lists of various willow