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SALIX babylonica 'Tortuosa'

Commonly known as Contorted willow, Tortured willow

Contorted stems and light-green leaves
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Availability yet to be determined - We don't yet know when or if this plant is coming back into stock
£18.00 each

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plant size comparison icon 3 - 5 Litre

 

  • Deciduous - bright-green, 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
  • 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 -
  • 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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tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  8m (26ft)
 

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