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Twisted willow (Hedging)Salix matsudana 'Tortuosa'

Hardy Tree

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Woody plant, usually having a permanent framework of branches. Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.

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Bizarre, contorted, growing habits

Fast growing

Easy for all to grow

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Height Up to 1200cm (472.4in)
Spread Up to 800cm (315in)

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Commonly known as the Twisted Willow, or Corkscrew Willow, this deciduous tree is known for its bizarre contorted growing habits. Fast growing, Salix babylonica 'Tortuosa', soon produces growth that twists and turns like a corkscrew for no apparent reason, even the leaves will do the same. In spring, yellow catkins will appear on the bare branches before the bright green foliage makes an appearance. When grown as a hedge it is best to cut out older wood from the centre to allow new growth to appear, which will maintain interest. Height: 12m (39'). Spread: 8m (13'). Planting Distance: 50cm (20") (3 plants per metre for a single line hedge).

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How to Grow
Plant Willow in moist soil that is also well drained. When initially planting, ensure plenty of compost or organic matter is incorporated into the planting hole to give the plant the best possible start.

These plants are lifted from the nursery field when dormant, and sent to you in late autumn or spring for planting. They often look dead on arrival, but they are just resting in the dormant period and will establish quickly for a strong start in the garden come spring. Set out in prepared soil in holes wide enough and deep enough to lay out the roots. Tread down the planting soil to knock out air pockets. Water well to settle. Apply a mulch to protect roots from cold temperatures. If conditions prevent immediate planting, set roughly into loose soil or a pot of compost (‘heeling in’) to protect the roots. Set these at the same level as they were in the nursery field – you should see a soil line at the base of the stem. Stake trees, taller shrubs and roses to prevent root disturbance.

More Info
Water well until established, prune out dead or old wood to encourage new shoots to appear.

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