Curly Willow branches

Jill Silva asked 13 years ago
I would like to inquire as to the “salix matsudana” botanical name, I believe, for the curly willow tree. Loves wet soil. A favorite used in floral arrangements in the USA. Where may I purchase it in Co Mayo, Ireland? Would a florist shop have it? Thank you in advance for your help.

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 4 years ago
The twisted willow, or tortured willow, Salix matsudana ‘Tortuosa’, now correctly Salix babylonica var. pekinensis ‘Tortuosa’ is not commonly available in garden centres as a regular stock item, so it is a case of watching out for it.

But most people would acquire it as a cutting because it roots easily. Any live stem will root when stuck in the ground.