Corkscrew or curly willow (Salix matsudana 'Tortuosa')

USDA Hardiness Zones

USDA hardiness zones
Corkscrew or curly willow
Corkscrew or curly willow Corkscrew or curly willow Corkscrew or curly willow
Corkscrew or curly willow (Salix matsudana 'Tortuosa')
Zone Zone  more information
Hardy to zone 4b
Mature Height Mature Height
25 to 35 feet
Mature Spread Mature Spread
15 to 20 feet
Growth Rate Growth Rate
Faster
Sun Sun
Full Sun
Moisture Moisture
Wet soil, poor drainage (also tolerant to moist soil, well-drained)
Fall Color Fall Color
Dull
Attracts Wildlife Attracts Wildlife
No
Flower Flower
Insignificant
Fruit Fruit
Insignificant
Evergreen Evergreen
No
Native to WI Native to WI
No
Additional Information Additional Information
upright, oval, contorted form; 25-35’ tall; 15-20’ wide; fast grower; curly, twisted leaves; no fall color; yellowish-green to olive; curly twigs; can use in cut flower arrangements; full sun; adaptable to most soils and pH; tolerates wet soil; susceptible to diseases and leaf feeding insects; weak-wooded; native to Asia; hardy to zone 4b

UW Extension
For more information, see the UW Extension Urban Horticulture Team Web site: www.uwex.edu/ces/wihort
Primary Author: Dr. Laura Jull
Photos by: Dr. Laura Jull and Dr. Ed Hasselkus

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