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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. 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 […]
  3. The corkscrew willow tree (Salix matsudana) is also known as the curly willow.It's part of the willow tree family and is often grown for its attractive fall foliage color, fast growing habit, and unique branching structure.
  4. 1. Planting: When planting Corkscrew Willows, find a site that offers full to partial sun (4 to 8 hours). Plant in a moist location away from underground utilities, sidewalks, driveways and patios for best results. Dig your hole three times the width and slightly shallower than the root ball.
  5. 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.
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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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