Corkscrew Willow

Salix matsudana 'Tortuosa'

SKU
03774
Twisted and contorted branches create a unique and interesting landscape specimen and are prized for floral designs. Can be pruned heavily each year to promote vigorous production of young stems. Deciduous.
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Once established, needs only occasional watering.

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Average Size at MaturityRapid multi-stemmed shrub or tree 20 ft. all, 10 ft. wide; ultimately to 40 ft. tall, 30 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseSpecimen, Very Wet Areas, Cutting Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Tolerates Alkaline Soil, Year-round Interest, Tolerates Road Salt
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, needs only occasional watering.

Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Feed regularly during the growing season with a general purpose fertilizer. Prune annually in late winter to promote vigorous new growth.

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