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common name: Contorted Willow
synonyms: Salix x sepulcralis 'Erythroflexuosa', Salix 'Golden Curls', Salix matsudana 'Tortuosa Aureapendula'
growth rate: medium
growth habit: weeping
leaf colour: green
flower colour: yellow
main season: All Year
full sun, part shade
moist soil, wet/waterlogged soil, clay soil
minimum temp: 0°C
USDA zone: to
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.
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.
Interesting stems and colour, especially in winter
Discovered in Argentina.