One of our favourite willows.
Salix sachalinensis Sekka's leaves looks still fresh even in November, when all the other withies are starting to drop theirs.
Once the leaves are gone, you can admire the fasciolation (flattening and fingering out) of the rods, which curve round and can be used fresh or dried in flower arrangements.
In early February, catkins appear in abundance, glistening first as little silver spots in the sunlight, to turn first pink and then golden as they mature.
Sekka will grow to around 3-4m height, but requires space
around it to grow in width. It makes a lovely feature in a garden or by
the side of a pond.
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