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SEKKA WILLOW
Salix sachalinensis 'Sekka'

General Notes

Utility Friendly Tree 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.

Family: Salicaceae

Additional Common Names

SEKKA WILLOW, FANTAIL WILLOW

Tree Characteristics

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, Armillaria, 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. Jun 24, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/salix-sachalinensis-sekka >

This tree is not part of the SelecTree Nursery Connection. If you would like to see this tree listed, or know of a nursery that sells it, please contact us at ufei@calpoly.edu.