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Salix matsudana 'Tortuosa' /Tortuosa Willow, Corkscrew Willow

Salix matsudana 'Tortuosa'  / Salix matsudana 'Tortuosa'
Grove of willows
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Grove of willows

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Close-up image of crooked trunks and twigs

Condition of this willow during the dormant season

A large, mature tree growing in California in January

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Scientific Name: Salix matsudana 'Tortuosa'
Common Name: Tortuosa Willow, Corkscrew Willow
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 20-30 feet
Spread: 15 - 20 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Yellow
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Wet,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Medium
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Bark, Trunk, and Branch Features
Plants for Hedges, Screening and Privacy
Comments: This is a relatively short lived tree. Autumn color can be quite striking. Branches from this tree are used frequently in large floral design because of the striking line quality in the curly, zigzag branches.