Dried Curly Willow
Dried Curly Willow : The main appeal of the corkscrew willow are its drooping, twisted, contorted twigs. They start out slender and olive-green in color and mature to gray-brown. Like the twigs, the leaves are often twisted. The bark is gray-brown, with diamond-shaped lenticels when the tree is young. The bark becomes shallowly fissured when mature. The shiny green foliage is simple, alternate, narrow, oval-shaped, and finely serrated.
Fuzzy pale yellow-green flowers (catkins) appear in early spring with the leaves. They turn into small light brown fuzzy capsules that contain many small fuzzy seeds. The leaves turn yellow in the fall and once they’ve dropped, the twisted twigs become even more apparent, which lends the tree special winter interest.
Plant a corkscrew willow any time during the spring or summer. Moist soil and ample space are prerequisites, as it is tall and easily reaches a spread of 20 feet, sometimes even more. It is a fast-growing tree but that comes with a caveat—corkscrew willow is short-lived. Expect to replace it within 15 to 20 years. In ideal conditions it might last 30 years. for more information please read Iran curly willow specification .
Curly Willow specifications
- Common Name : Corkscrew willow, Pekin willow, Hankow willow, twisted-twig willow, contorted willow
- Botanical Name : Salix matsudana ‘Tortuosa’, S. matsudana ‘Koidzumi’
- Family : Salicaceae
- Plant Type : Tree
- Mature Size : 30-40 ft. tall, 15-20 ft. wide
- Sun Exposure : Full, partial
- Soil Type : Loamy, sandy, clay, moist
- Soil pH : Acidic, alkaline
- Bloom Time : Spring
- Flower Color : Yellow, green
- Hardiness Zones : 4-8 (USDA)
- Native Area : Asia
Varieties of curly willow
There are two willow cultivars with similarly twisted twigs :
- ‘ Golden Curls ’, a naturally occurring cultivar with weeping, twisted golden twigs
- ‘ Scarlet Curls ‘, a trademarked cultivar with golden twisted twigs that turn scarlet in the winter, as well as curly leaves
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