Also known as Curly Willow, Corkscrew Willow has beautifully contorted branches on an upright growing tree. Corkscrew willow makes a beautiful focal point in the landscape and adds considerable winter interest when it drops its leaves to reveal its elegantly contorted branches. If you consider yourself a crafty one you will make great use of the contorted branches in various arts and craft projects.
Latin Name: Salix matsudana
Site and Soil: Willow prefers half day to full sun.
Hardiness: Willow are hardy to minus 30° F.
Size at Maturity: 10-20 ft. in height.
Bloom Time: March
Pests & Diseases: Willows are somewhat susceptible to willow blight as well as aphids and willow leaf beetles.
USDA Zone: 4