Scarlet Curls Corkscrew Weeping Willow

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Scarlet Curls Corkscrew Weeping Willow

 Salix matsudana 'scarlet curls'

( AKA the Hankow willow, curly willow, dragon's claw, or globe willow)

 

Twisted branches with scarlet colored stems and curly green leaves make an eye-catching picture of this vigorous small tree. The colorful effect peaks after the first frost, when the scarlet becomes most intense. The Corkscrew Willow Tree is fast-growing tree that is a graceful, weeping variety maturing to a height of 30 feet. The branch structure forks vertically close to the trunk giving the Corkscrew Willow a shrub like appearance at early stages of development. Corkscrew Willow Trees are very adaptable to poorly drained soil and will withstand both full-sun exposure and partial shade. It has a twisted and curled branch structure which make it as interesting in the Winter as it is in the Spring. Corkscrew Willows grow to 30' in height and grows quite rapidly. It is an exceptionally strong and hardy tree and is very attractive in the Winter with its scarlet and gold bark.

 

Mature Height : 25-30 Feet

Mature Width : 15-20 Feet

Exposure : Full sun to partial shade

Hardiness Zones : 4-8