$40.00 – $225.00
Package of 5 Plants
Plants are 12-18″ in height.
Salix matsudana ‘Tortuosa’
The Corkscrew Willow (also called the Hankow Willow, Curly Willow, Globe Willow, and Dragon’s Claw) is a type of weeping willow that is often classified as a smaller ornamental and shade tree. Originally native to China, it is loved by many for the spiral and twisting manner of its twigs and branches. Commonly used for bonsai growing and floral arrangements, the Corkscrew Willow makes an excellent show piece. It has yellow fall color and is more drought tolerant than the typical Weeping Willow. While it can be a spectacular specimen near the edge of a body of water or in bonsai planting, its wood is considered weak and it should not be used as a lawn specimen. Litter from leaves, twigs, and branches may be a problem and shallow roots can affect water and sewer lines. Corkscrew Willows are dioecious, with male and female flowers. More planting instruction can also be found at boydnursery.net/planting/.
|Sun Requirements:||Full Sun|
|Leaves:||Leaves are alternate, simple, lanceolate to linear-lanceolate, 3 to 6 inches long, 1/2 to 3/4 inches wide, acuminate, cuneate, serrate, light green above, grayish green beneath, with distinct venation, and glabrous. Leaves turn yellow before falling in the fall.|
|Size:||30 to 40 feet in height with a comparable spread.|
|Hardiness:||Zone 6-8. For an idea of your plant zone please visit the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map.|
|Habit:||With a broad rounded crown that weep to the ground, the Corkscrew Willow has pendulous branching and a short trunk.|
|Flowers:||It is dioecious, with male and female flowers. Flowers are silvery green catkins on separate male and female trees.|
|Diseases & Insects:||Blights, powdery mildew, leaf spots, cankers, aphids, scale, borers, lacebugs and caterpillars.|
|Landscape Value:||Excellent specimen for bonsai planting. Unique for its twisting growth and beautiful along bodies of water. Provides some shade when mature. A very picturesque tree for landscape designs when used properly.|
|Soil Preference:||Enjoys average, medium to wet, well-drained soils. Avoid dry soils.|
|Care:||Water regularly after initial planting and prune in winter or early spring as necessary to maintain form and desired shape.|
|Fertilization:||Fertilize an area three times the canopy spread of the tree 1 to 2 times a year with a 10-10-10 fertilizer. Only fertilize an established tree.|
Terms & Conditions of Sale:
The plants are NOT in storage and are dug fresh on receipt of your order. When your order is received plants are collected as soon as the weather permits, this time-frame is normally within one week. We monitor national weather conditions and temperatures for shipments. If at any time your order must be delayed for weather concerns, We will advise you by phone.
For a quote on larger quantities, please call or email us. We ship via Priority Mail from zip-code 37111.
We do NOT ship West of the Rocky Mountains for retail orders, but we will consider shipping West of the Rocky Mountains for wholesale qualities. Please contact us for wholesale container, bare-root, and balled and burlap inquiries.
Refund Policy: At Boyd Nursery Company we strive to always provide quality plant stock in superb condition. We reserve the right to determine if the plant material was cared for properly after leaving our greenhouses. Over or under watering, exposure to adverse temperature swings and weather conditions, incorrect planting or improper cultural conditions will void any effort of refunding your plant purchase. Full or partial replacement or refund will be at the discretion of Boyd Nursery Company following examination of the plant material in question.
If you have questions prior to purchase or have uncertainties in maintenance and proper methods of care for the plant stock purchased, please do not hesitate to contact us immediately with any questions. By contacting us, we can work to rectify the situation before it becomes irreversible.