Sachalinensis "Sekka" comes in 10"-12" cuttings. One of our absolute star willows, a stunning ornamental shrub, great winter colour and shape, a profusion of catkins and lots of flower arranging potential. If you have the space you really should give it a go!
It has a shaggy formation with long narrow leaves that start glossy and green turning yellow in autumn and staying fresh until late in November. The stems are wide and almost flat in places, in deep burgundy to mahogany colours. It has wonderful clusters of pink and grey catkins all down the stems in early February which last until late March. When covered in pollen the bush looks almost yellow.
Coppiced, the rods are 4-7 feet tall and very twisted. It is very vigorous and spreads quickly, if not coppiced its fast growth rate it can be invasive! It offers good shelter for wildlife, and lots of catkins for Bees and other insects.
This willow is often chosen for floristry, creating winter colour, as an ornamental willow, for its catkins and for wildlife and bees.