SALIX babylonica 'Tortuosa'

Commonly known as Contorted willow, Tortured willow

Contorted stems and light-green leaves
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Bright-green, tapered, twisted leaves.
  • Height
    15m (49ft)
  • Spread
    8m (26ft)
  • Tree
    Fast-growing, upright. Yellow-green catkins
  • Hardy - very cold winter
    Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full sun

SALIX babylonica 'Tortuosa'

 
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  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    S. babylonica var. pekinensis 'Tortuosa'. The twisted shoots are particularly striking in winter.
    Ornamental bark
    Place of origin
    Northern China
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Denticulate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Lanceolate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Seasonal Interest
    Spring
    Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • Tree Shape
    Narrowly columnar
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
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15m (49ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  8m (26ft)
 

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