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Golden Curls Willow
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- Latin Name: Salix matsudana 'Tortuosa'
- Family: Salicaceae
- Other Common Names: Hankow willow, contorted willow, dragon's claw, curly willow, Pekin willow globe willow, rattlesnake willow and twisted twig willow
- Native to: China
- USDA Zones: 4-8
- Height: 20-40' tall
- Exposure: Full sun to part shade
- 12 Species of Willow Trees and Shrubs
Sometimes botanists are able to determine that trees thought to be the same species are actually a bit farther apart genetically. This tree was considered to be a weeping willow but botanists now put it as Salix matsudana.
This is definitely a tree to consider if you want to liven up your garden, especially in the winter. Both the branches and the leaves twist and curl.