SelecTree: Tree Detail
Salix sachalinensis 'Sekka'
Utility friendly tree.
Needs ample water. Underside of leaf is silvery. Branches are flattened, twisted and curled. Used in flower arrangements.
Trees may be referred to as male or female.
Additional Common Names
SEKKA WILLOW, FANTAIL WILLOW
Oval, Rounded or Umbrella Shape.
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 15 feet.
Width: 30 feet.
Growth Rate: 36 Inches per Year.
Longevity Less than 50 years.
Leaves Lanceolate, Medium Green, Gold, Deciduous.
Flowers Inconspicuous. Flowers in Spring or Winter. Has either male or female flowers (dioecious). Trees may be sold as male or female.
Brown Capsule, Very Small (Under 0.25 inches), fruiting in Summer.
Bark Light Green, Furrowed or Rough.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate out of Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit and Twigs.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 1 - 18, 20 and 22.
USDA Hardiness Zones 5 - 7.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Wet to Moist Soil.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Highly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.
Pests & Disease Information
Resistant to Verticillium. Susceptible to Aphids, Beetle Borers, Caterpillars and Spider Mites, Anthracnose, Willow Blight, Oak Root Rot, Phytophthora, Root Rot, Rust and Sooty Mold.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Weak.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Moderate.
Allergy Health Hazard.
Special Uses & Values
Riparian or Screen.
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Salix sachalinensis 'Sekka' Tree Record." 1995-2018. Mar 24, 2018.
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