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Fantail Willow

Fantail Willow

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Introduce an element of intrigue to your garden with the Fantail Willow, Salix udensis 'Sekka'. This unique willow variety is known for its fascinating, flattened, and recurved stems, making it a standout choice for both landscape interest and floral arrangements. Originating from Japan and far eastern Russia, the Fantail Willow offers a captivating display with its unusual growth form and seasonal changes.

Quick Facts

  • Scientific Name: Salix udensis 'Sekka'
  • Common Name: Fantail Willow, Japanese Fantail Willow
  • Growing Zones: USDA Zones 5a to 7b
  • Mature Size: 10 to 15 feet in height and width
  • Leaf Characteristics: Deciduous, lanceolate leaves, 3-6 inches long, green turning to gold/yellow in fall
  • Stem Characteristics: Flattened, recurved, purplish-red stems
  • Bloom Time: Early spring
  • Flower Characteristics: Grayish catkins maturing to soft yellow

Growing Specifics

  • Soil Preferences: Adaptable to a range of soil types; performs best in medium to wet conditions.
  • Sun Exposure: Full sun to part shade.
  • Water Requirements: Prefers moist soils but can tolerate varying conditions.
  • Maintenance: Medium maintenance; pruning can help maintain shape and encourage stem characteristics.
  • Landscape Uses: Ideal for naturalized areas, ponds, Asian-themed gardens, and as part of cutting gardens.
  • Wildlife Attraction: Attracts pollinators and specialized bees.
  • Special Notes: The Fantail Willow's flattened stems are popular for floral arrangements. It's mildly resistant to deer but can be susceptible to common willow diseases and pests.

The Fantail Willow, with its distinctive form and ease of care, is an excellent choice for adding a unique element to gardens and floral designs

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Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Maura Pichette
Fantail willow

Was surprised at the size of the cuttings, expected larger ones, but they are doing great! All 5 have new foliage, 1 with much less. Were planted in 4 " pots in a sunny window. Have not checked for roots yet. Very happy so far!

Lesley fry
Willow branches

My sticks arrived in perfect condition! All have rooted and are looking great:) shipped with great instructions and well packaged.

Great cuttings

My cuttings arrived and I placed them in water next to a sunny window. In less than a week I had vigorous roots growing from the cuttings. I then transferred them to a potting medium and placed them in my greenhouse to mature until our ground is ready for planting.

rachel wilson
Nice cuttings

Quality cuttings, nice variety, and they seem to be taking off.

Allison Kerwin
Just now rooting.

Won’t go into the border for at least another month or more.