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Botanical name: Salix babylonica var. pekinensis 'Tortuosa'
Other names: Salix matsudana 'Tortuosa', Corkscrew willow, Dragon's claw willow
Variety or Cultivar: 'Tortuosa' _ var. pekinensis 'Tortuosa' is a mid-sized, deciduous tree with twisted 'corkscrew' branches and bright-green leaves. It bears small, yellow catkins in spring.
Salix babylonica var. pekinensis 'Tortuosa' is: Deciduous
Flower: Yellow in Spring
Foliage: Bright-green in Summer
Tree shape: Twisted branches, Upright
Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)
Pruning: Can be hard-pruned or pollarded every 3-4 years.. REGISTER to read more...
Propagation methods: Hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings. REGISTER to read more...
Salix babylonica var. pekinensis 'Tortuosa' (Corkscrew willow) will reach a height of 15m and a spread of 8m after 20-50 years.
Suggested uses: Architectural, Low Maintenance, Waterside, Wildlife
Cultivation: Plant in deep, moderately fertile soil in full sun. Will grow very fast.
Soil type: Clay, Loamy, Sandy
Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained
Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Light: Full Sun
Aspect: North, South, East, West
Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered
Hardiness: Hardy (H4)
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