Salix sepulcralis 'Erythroflexuosa' - Twisted Willow
Highly ornamental. Has a columnar form that
cascades when mature.
Curly willows continue to have wide appeal and this Argentina
native will not disappoint. Picture a large, vase-shaped specimen
tree, with very curly orange branches, becoming more red into
fall and winter.
Prune to shape or may be coppiced.
The pictures on the left are of a block of willows,
not of a single plant. It makes a great hedge!
Description: medium shrub; 3-5 m (10-16');
twisted orange or red annual growth; contorted branches that
arch upwards in a fountain-like form; bark is shiny, redder
in the fall and winter
Ideal conditions: full sun to part shade;
rapid grower with ample moisture or if in a moist location;
tolerates poor soil
Coldest zone: 5, Z4 with protection (find
your zone; further info on plant hardiness)
Uses: ornamental; winter interest;
hedges; small gardens (if coppiced); flower arranging;
Comparison of willow
stems and leaves
Lists of various willow