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Salix matsudana var. tortuosa

Common Name(s):
Corkscrew willow
Category:
Trees
Comment:

Short-lived.

Wildlife Value: Members of the Salix genus support the following specilized bees: Andrena (Parandrena) andrenoidesAndrena (Thysandrena) bisalicisAndrena (Tylandrena) erythrogasterAndrena (Andrena) frigidaAndrena (Micrandrena) illinoiensisAndrena (Andrena) macoupinensisAndrena (Trachandrena) mariaeAndrena (Parandrena) nidaAndrena (Micrandrena) nigraeAndrena (Micrandrena) salictariaAndrena (Parandrena) wellesleyana.  This tree is mildly resistant to damage by deer.

Height:
20-40 ft.
Flower:
Not showy
Zones:
5-8
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun; moist soil
Texture:
Coarse
Form:
Upright to rounded; slender, curled and contorted twigs and branches
Width:
15-25 ft.
Growth Rate:
Rapid
Leaf:
3 to 6 in. alternate, simple leaves
Tags:
deciduous, bees, pollinator, specialized bees, wildlife, deer resistant

NCCES plant id: 2191

Salix matsudana var. tortuosa Form
Andreas Rockstein, CC-BY-SA-2.0
Salix matsudana var. tortuosa Leaves
Andreas Rockstein
Salix matsudana var. tortuosa Catkins
elycefelix, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0