Corkscrew Willow Tree

Corkscrew Willow Tree

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Corkscrew Willow / Salix matsudana Hardy Planting Zones- 4-8 Mature Height- 20-30 feet Mature Width- 15-30 feet Bloom Season- Spring Sun or Shade- full-partial sun

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Corkscrew Willow Trees - Salix Matsudana.

The Corkscrew Willow Tree (Salix matsudana) makes a beautiful addition to any home's landscape. The corkscrew willow, also known as the curly willow, gets its name from the unique, twisted branches that cascade up and out from its trunk. Corkscrew Willow Trees has spiraled branches add quirky character to a picturesque tree. Corkscrew Willow Trees are deciduous and multiply.

Corkscrew Willow Tree can grow as much as 24 inches in one year's time. The signature twisted branches of a Corkscrew Willow Trees arise from the trunk at an acute angle and then grow upwards and then outwards horizontally. Trees branches are known for growing out into a widespread. From its branches grow narrow, light green leaves. Trees leaves grow to be approximately 4 to 10 centimeters long and around 2 centimeters wide.

Corkscrew Willow Tree flowers

 which are borne as catkins, bloom in the spring. Flowers are a bright green color with white undersides. When planting, growing and caring for a corkscrew willow, there are various things to take into consideration. Trees root system is short and will remain close to the surface of the soil. While the trees can be grown in most types of land, it does best in moist, well-drained soil. This gives the corkscrew willow four season interest in the home garden. In the spring, it has lovely buds. In the summer, its graceful leaves and fast growing habit provide shade. During the fall, the leaves turn a bright, almost pure yellow color before dropping to the ground. 

Corkscrew Willow Tree needs to be often watered during its first year. After that, it should be watered generously during dry periods. Corkscrew Willow Trees are frequently used in residential and recreational landscaping to provide shade. Whether it be for tone or just for aesthetics, the Corkscrew Willow Trees makes a beautiful addition to any landscape. Other than it's twisted shape this willow tree is a very sought after one in upscale landscaping designs. 

Corkscrew Willow Tree