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Salix matsudana 'Tortuosa'

Also called Dragon's Claw Willow, Rattlesnake Willow


More About Salix matsudana 'Tortuosa'

  • Small, pale yellow catkins
  • Long, bright green leaves are curled and twisted
  • Young branches are yellowish-green and grow in a spiral, twisted fashion
  • Rough, brown, fissured bark on mature trees
  • Upright, oval, rounded form
  • Bloom Time: Spring

Interesting Notes:

The ornamental nature of its branches and twigs make it a good choice for bonsai or floral arrangements.

Zone:

4b

Height:

9-10 m

Spread:

7-8 m

Colour:

Yellow
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Corkscrew Willow Growing and Maintenance Tips

Corkscrew willow grows best in a medium to wet, well-drained soil, in full sun. It will tolerate a drier soil better than many other willows. 


Salix matsudana 'Tortuosa' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Fast
Fast
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage

Soil Moisture

Moist to Wet Soils
Moist to Average

Attributes

Deciduous
Catkins

Flowering Time

Spring

Habit

Upright
Oval
Rounded

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Specimen

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