uden = a District of Eastern Siberi
(syn. S. sachalinensis)
NEW FOR 2019
We received cuttings of this species in 2017, it hasn't flowered yet, but it has catkin buds on the tips of the shoots, so we should be able to determine its sex in 2019. Udensis is a species of willow native to northeastern Asia, in eastern Siberia (including Kamchatka), northeastern China, and northern Japan. It is a deciduous, upright shrub growing to 16ft tall and spreading to 20ft wide. The leaves are slender, lanceolate, 3-5in long and .5-1in wide, glossy dark green above, glaucous and slightly hairy below, with a finely serrated margin. The foliage is particularly handsome and it makes an imposing specimen. Flowers are produced in early spring on catkins 1-2in long. Stems are red when young and if coppiced make great straight rods for basketry. Hardy to at least Zone 4.
USES: as a very choice ornamental shrub or small tree. Can be kept small by heavy pruning after flowering. If coppiced, useful for basketry.
The handsome foliage of Salix udensis makes a highly
ornamental shrub and worth as space in any gardens.
A young plant of the Uden Willow showing the habit of this charming shrub.
Here seen at Westonbirt, the National Arboretum of England.
The Wonderful World of Willows
Vermont Willow Nursery
One of the identifying characteristics of S. udensis is the rolled-over edges to the leaves.
$12.50 per bundle of 5