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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
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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.

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