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botanical name:
Salix 'Erythroflexuosa'
Salix 'Erythroflexuosa' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Contorted Willow
synonyms:  Salix x sepulcralis 'Erythroflexuosa', Salix 'Golden Curls', Salix matsudana 'Tortuosa Aureapendula'
family:  Salicaceae
characteristics: tree
height: 6.00m
width: 4.00m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: weeping
leaf colour: green
flower colour: yellow
stem/bark: orange
main season: All Year
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, wet/waterlogged soil, clay soil
minimum temp: 0°C
USDA zone: to
description:
Curious ornamental small tree or large shrub if kept pruned. Vigorous, pendulous stems are twisted, contorted and coppery yellow-orange or red flushed in colour . Narrow twisted leaves. Yellow catkins in spring.

cultivation:
Reasonably fertile, moist to wet soil in sun or part shade.

Prune hard in spring to limit size.

The searching root system may become problematic in some situations.

propagation:
By cuttings

usage:
Interesting stems and colour, especially in winter

other notes:
Discovered in Argentina.
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