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Corkscrew Willow

Corkscrew Willow

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Overview

Uses: A perfect tree for a variety of locations

Benefits: Fast growing and gorgeous! Unique twisted growth habit! Extremely attractive leaves with hues of green and yellow! Ultra-low maintenance! 

Zones: 4 - 8

Sun: Full Sun to Partial Shade

Life Cycle: Perennial 

Mature Height: 20' - 30'

Mature Width: 15' - 25'

Bloom Season: Early Spring

Growth Rate: Rapid

Summary

An eclectic and contorted tree that's sure to draw all the right attention! 

Salix matsudanamost commonly called Corkscrew Willow, and Twisted Willow—is best known for its spiraling branches and extremely fast growth! Growing as fast as two feet a year, you can practically watch it grow! 

In addition to its branches twisting and spiraling, its brightly colored leaves are twisted and spiraled, too! Leaves turn attractive shades of yellow in the fall. 

Birds seem to love this tree as much as people, as its unique growth provides ample areas for perching and nesting! 

Trimmed branches are perfect for crafts and arrangements! 

Its curly branches provide four-season interest, and look amazing in the winter when there are no leaves on them! 

Deer tolerant, salt tolerant, and disease resistant! 

Care

Corkscrew Willow Tree Care

Provide full to partial sun! Typically, the more sun Twisted Willow has, the faster it will grow. Too little light will cause growth issues. 

Fertilization is suggested, especially if the soil is poor. Our slow release fertilizer is a great option. We recommend that fertilizations be applied in the spring.

Does best in soil that's moist, slightly acidic, and well draining. Does not thrive in dry soil! 

Pruning and trimming are unnecessary, although you're free to trim and shape your tree as desired. 

Water regularly, especially after planting prior to establishment. Attempt to keep soil moist, but not wet. It's suggested to place 2"-3" of mulch under this plant to help retain a light degree of ground moisture and to prevent the growth of weeds around the base.

Size

Size of Corkscrew Willow for Sale Online

The Salix matsudana 'Tortuosa' that we sell online will ship in a greenhouse grade grow pot. Each plant will be appropriately sized for its pot. Please contact us with any specific questions.

Size of Corkscrew Willow When Mature

Salix matsudana 'Tortuosa' will often reach mature heights of 20' - 30' and widths of 15' - 25'. 

Additional Information

What are the common names of Salix matsudana 'Tortuosa'?

  • Corkscrew Willow

  • Twisted Willow

  • Pekin Willow

  • Hankow Willow

  • Contorted Willow

  • Curly Willow

  • Globe Willow

  • Chinese Willow

Toxicity and Risks of Corkscrew Willow

We were unable to find any information that would suggest that Salix matsudana 'Tortuosa' is explicitly toxic to either people and pets.

One should note; however, that the bark of willow trees contains a chemical known as salicylate. Salicylate is the active ingredient in aspirin. Excessive chewing or gnawing on the branches of willow trees may lead to a salicylate overdose, which has the potential to be fatal; especially for dogs and cats. 

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Shipping Details

  • Free shipping on orders over $199*! We normally only ship our live plants on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays to help prevent weekend layovers. There is a processing period of up to three days on any order placed. Please check out our shipping policy or contact us with any other questions.

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