How To: planting my corkscrew willow cutting ✔

Planting my newly rooted corkscrew willow branch.

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  1. Also known as curly willow or tortured willow, corkscrew willow (Salix matsudana ‘Tortusa’) is easy to identify by its long, graceful leaves and curly, contorted branches, which become especially noticeable during the winter.Unfortunately, although corkscrew willow is a fast-growing tree, it isn’t long lived and tends to be susceptible to breakage and insect problems.
  2. Salix matsudana, the Chinese willow, is a species of willow native to northeastern China.The species is named in honour of Sadahisa Matsuda, a Japanese botanist. Three varieties are recognized, Salix matsudana var. anshanensis, S. matsudana var. matsudana, and S. matsudana var. pseudomatsudana.The species is widely cultivated in China, and a horticultural variant with twisted twigs and trunk ...
  3. Monrovia's Corkscrew Willow details and information. Learn more about Monrovia plants and best practices for best possible plant performance.
  4. Trees with exotic forms are in high demand and none is easier to grow or more beautiful than the Corkscrew Willow. This small to medium-sized tree is grown mainly for the beauty of its exotic twisted branches, which are most noticeable in winter and create a lovely picture.
  5. By Julie Christensen If you love willows, you just might want to try a corkscrew willow (Salix matsudana ‘Tortuosa’). Unlike weeping willows , these trees have an upright form. The branches and twigs initially grow almost vertically before moving to a more horizontal growth. The branches have a twisted appearance and are often used in dried […]
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"Salix 'Golden Curls', 2016, Corkscrew Willow, SAY-licks, 30x15 ft Tree, Z4, , Bloom Month --, In Bed f2.11 for 19.1 years This cultivar is apparently a hybrid between S. alba 'Tristis' and S. matsudana...
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Salix matsudana at sunset at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden
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Salix matsudana, 'Tortuosa', taken from our back garden. One of my favourite trees.
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