Corkscrew Willow

Corkscrew Willow

Salix matsudana

This small tree is commonly called a corkscrew willow because of its twisted, upwardly spiralling branches and leaves. The spiraled growth of the twigs become twisted branches, giving small tree a rather oriental look. It can tolerate clay soil and requires only moderate watering once established. Consider planting it near a canale.

Its small branches are perfect to use in flower arrangements.

Type of Plant: Deciduous Shade Tree

Distinguishing Characteristics: An unusual accent plant, very hardy

Water Use: Moderate

Flower Color: NA

Sun/Location: Full to Part Sun

Approximate Height at Maturity*: 20'

Approximate Spread at Maturity*: 12'

*Under average conditions in Northern New Mexico