Corkscrew Willow Tree

There is Nothing Else Like the Corkscrew Willow!

  • Unique and Stunning!
  • Fast Growing!
  • Year-Round Interest
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Be the envy of the neighborhood with this fun and funky tree!  Don't just like your landscape; love it with the Corkscrew Willow!  

This isn't the boring, old tree next door!  This unique willow boasts branches that twist and curl and curve and twist again.  You'll love the dainty, but tough green willow leaves that also have a hint of the same twisted nature as the branches.  It's rare to find a tree this size that is fast growing, but this tree grows to 20-30 feet tall and about 15-20 feet wide and is just that!  Plan for the Corkscrew Willow to grow over 2 feet in a year.  This groovy, fast growing tree grows in full sun to part shade and is adaptable to just about any soil.  It will tolerate drier soil that it's Willow siblings, but does enjoy a moist, well-draining soil so avoid allowing the soil to go completely dry.  This tree is deer and salt tolerant as well as disease resistant and low maintenance.  

The Corkscrew Willow is the perfect specimen tree for just about any yard.  Try this tree as the focal point of your meditation garden or peaceful oasis.  This willow is easy to grow and doesn't require pruning.  If you do prune this tree do so in the dormant season and save those cuttings for super cool bouquets! Water is all this tree needs to thrive when planted in an ideal location.  To reduce water requirements, mulch this tree in with about 3 inches of mulch.  

Transform your landscape by adding a single tree!  Say, "I am fun, funky, and fancy free" with the Corkscrew Willow!  Get your new, favorite tree today before they sell out!

Additional Information

Shipping Restriction AZ
Grows in Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade
Soil Type Adaptable
Mature Height 20-30 Feet
Mature Width 15-20 Feet
Drought Tolerance Good
Fall Color Yellow
Botanical Name Salix matsudana 'Tortuosa'

How To Care for your new Corkscrew Willow Tree

When planting your Corkscrew Willow tree be sure you have the right location and conditions for your new tree to thrive.  Spring and Fall are ideal times to plant.  However, if you avoid extreme temperatures you can plant your Willow tree almost any time of the year.  

Corkscrew Willows thrive in full sun to part shade and are adaptable to almost any soil as long as it isn't dry.  Water deeply 2-3 times weekly for the first 3 months after planting.  This helps the tree's roots establish properly. You want to continue to keep the ground moist, especially for the first 2 years.  Try using a Treegator and/or adding 2-3 inches of mulch to your young tree to reduce hand watering needs.  Water your mature tree in dry periods.  If your tree needs a boost, fertilize in early spring with our slow release fertilizer.  Corkscrew Willows don't generally require pruning, but, if needed, prune when they are dormant in winter or early spring to remove any dead, dying, or crowded branches, or to maintain shape. This Willow is deer and salt tolerant.

The best way to prevent disease and pests is by providing the appropriate care for your plants.  Proper location choice, watering, and fertilization are the keys to your success.  Corkscrew Willows rarely have issues with disease and are even resistant to Verticillium Wilt.   Fungal issues can arise on occasion however.  Usually treating after infection isn't extremely effective, so if you have problems yearly treat in early spring with fungicides to prevent infection. Scale and aphids can affect Willows.  You can treat these pests naturally with horticultural oil, neem oil, or insecticidal soap.  For severe infections you can use pesticides like carbaryl, also known as Sevin.  


Planting Directions

Step 1:

Unpack all of your plants right away! Look for the perfect location. Make sure you are planting in the correct light conditions.

Step 2:

Dig a hole twice the width of the root ball. Position your plant in the hole. Make sure the top of the root ball is slightly higher than the original grade of the bed. Also check to make sure it is straight from all sides.

Step 3:

Fill up hole with water before placing new plant in hole in order to saturate the surrounding soil.  Once the water is absorbed place your plant in the hole and water thoroughly.  


Planting a shrub digging the hole

Step 4:

Mix the potting soil and the soil removed from the hole. Start by backfilling soil around the root ball. Carefully pack in the soil to remove any air pockets. Water plant thoroughly again until the soil will not hold any more water. This will ensure that your new plant will be a success.

Step 5:

Fertilize around your plant with the amount recommended on the package. Our special Fertilizer contains all of the nutrients to keep your plants growing and healthy. Repeat every 3 months.

Step 6:

Finish up by mulching around your new plant.  Apply 2 - 3 inches of mulch around the plant and plant bed. Mulch will help keep the soil moist and keep weeds out.

Step 7:

Keep watered with a hose every 2-3 days for 2 weeks. This is critical for plant survival. In the third week, begin to water as needed depending on the weather. Always check by placing your finger under the mulch to see if the soil is moist.


Shipping and Delivery

Most orders ship next business day.  Please allow 1-3 business day to process and pack your order for shipping.  View the Fedex shipping map below.  Please note that Fedex ships Monday-Saturday only and shipping times on the map below are not guaranteed.  West coast orders MAY be held until the following Monday to prevent additional transit time on sensitive plants.  Your plants will be carefully packaged and shipped using Fedex.   

You will receive a confirmation via email when Fedex picks up your shipment.  Delivery emails are also sent when your package arrives.  As soon as your package arrives, It is important to open your boxes and water your new plants thoroughly.

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Each plant is carefully hand selected and packaged making sure that they will arrive ready to plant!  We ship Fedex Home Delivery which will ensure your package will also be delivered on a Saturday.  

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Definitely the most striking tree we have planted. Would highly recommend.
September 4, 2016
Arrived in great shape. Planted. So far so good. But it has only been a month.
January 23, 2017
4 months ago
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Why did you choose this? Store
Neat and unique
Angela H on Mar 5, 2017
Saw this type of tree in my neighbor's yard and love it
Matilda B on Oct 3, 2016
Neat and unique
Angela H on Mar 5, 2017
I picked this tree for interest in the garden; love the curly branches that are showing in the winter months.
Melanie C on Nov 29, 2016
Saw this type of tree in my neighbor's yard and love it
Matilda B on Oct 3, 2016
I picked this tree for interest in the garden; love the curly branches that are showing in the winter months.
Melanie C on Nov 29, 2016
How will this tree grow in a pot on a patio that gets afternoon sun?
Kathy on Mar 8, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The conditions sound fine, but this is a pretty large tree for a container. That said if you have a large enough pot it should do fine.
What is the best time to plant a Corkscrew Willow tree? I live in zone 8a and am between fall and spring at Christmas.
Phoenix H on Dec 26, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You can plant at any time of the year.
I live in Gainesville,Fl. Would I be able to grow this plant in my yard?
A shopper on Oct 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes you are located in zone 8

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