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Salix babylonica f. tortuosa

Dragon's Claw Willow, Chocolate Curly Willow, Brown Curly Willow, Lung chao liu

Main interest:
dark brown curly branches for winter arrangements, elegant winter silhouette
Exposure:
full sun to partial shade
Soil humidity:
moist to wet soil
Flower colour:
yellow
Fragrance:
Non-fragrant
Flowering period:
April to May
Foliage:
green
USDA Hardiness:
zone 5a: -29 °C (-20 °F) View Zone Map
Mature height & width (max.):
height: 30 ft (9 m) width: 15 ft (4.5 m)
Use:
specimen, shade tree, winter arrangement

The Dragon’s Claw Willow is a corkscrew willow that is noted for its chocolate-brown curly branches. It provides great winter interest with its silhouette. Even the narrow leaves are twisted and turn yellow in the fall. This very fast growing tree has amazing spirally contorted twigs and branches that are fantastic in cut arrangements. For floral arrangements it should be coppiced every 1-2 years to produce lots of young curly stems.

Please use availability information as a guide only. The weather is a fickle thing, and impacts when our plants are actually available for shipping. Please be aware that we are not answering emails regarding plants availability. The best advice we can give you is to check back once in a while, choose a size option and check the current stock.

$9.99 - $24.99

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ORDERS WILL BE SHIPPED IN SPRING 2022

Synonym(s): Salix matsudana 'Tortuosa', Salix babylonica ‘Tortuosa’, Salix babylonica var. pekinensis ‘Tortuosa’

Also known as: Weeping Willow, Corkscrew Willow, Peking Willow, Tortured Willow, Babylon Weeping Willow

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