Dragon's Claw Willow, Contorted/Corkscrew Willow
Form and Growth Characteristics: Plant Type - TreeGrowth Rate - Fast, 3-6' per year with an oval-rounded crown.Mature Height - 20-30' some to 50'Mature Width - 20-30'Longevity - Short lived 50 years or less, cut back heavily to encourage vigrous shoots.
Ornamental Characteristics: Flower - Catkins 1" long, not visually significant.Fruit - Strobile 1" long.Leaf - Leaves are lance-shaped, curled and twisted.Fall Color - Yellowish-greenBark - Young stems initially yellowish and smooth, becoming brown, rough and fissured with age.Other Features - Gray- brown gnarled and contorted branches. Brings interest to winter landscape.Possible Use - Season Of Interest -
Culture and Care: Care Requirements - Grown in medium-to-wet soils in full sun. Prune as needed in late winter to early spring. Easily propagated. Zones 5-8Native Habitat - Species native to China and Korea. Cultivar 'Tortuosa' named from a cutting received by Arnold Arboretum in 1923, entered commerce during 1930s.Diseases and Insects - Susceptible to cankers, and many diseases and insects. Has been reported to be salt tolerant.Strength - Weakness -Plants of this taxon:
Find Related Plants:- Other plants with the common name Willow.- Other plants of the family Salicaceae.- Other plants of the genus Salix.- Other plants of the species Salix matsudana.