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Plant of the Week 05/22/2020

May 22, 2020

Corkscrew Willow
Salix matsudana 'Tortuosa'
Zone 4-8

 

Thin, long leaves cover the twisty and turning branches to create one of the most unique trees you can plant in New Mexico. This tree has year round interest because of the twisting branches, which are full exposed during the winter months. A fast grower that can quickly reach 20' (but up to 40') tall and 10' (up to 30') wide.

 

Plant in partial to full sun and water regularly. Make sure to plant far away from sidewalks and driveways, as well as plumbing as the aggressive, shallow roots can destroy all these things while seeking out moisture. You can slow down the roots by keeping the soil slightly moist.

 

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