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Salix Erythroflexuosa

Twisted willow

Unusual twisted branches

Beautifully twisted branches and an upright shape make this unusual tree. In particular it makes a great addition to the winter garden when frost highlight the unusual branches. Easy to grow in a border or as a focal point the stems are covered in fresh green leaves through the growing season. 


Great to grow where a fast screen is needed but there is limited room. Choose an open site and damp or wet soil where the roots will not dry out in summer. 


Dig a hole that is at least twice the size of the existing container and add well rotted manure to the soil. Don't forget to stake your tree until it has established.  

Much prized by flower arrangers for its curly stems

Plant details

In depth plant information

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Plant type Ornamental tree
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available February - September
Season of interest Spring
Flowering February - April
Evergreen No
Plant height 300 cm - 400 cm
Plant width 100 cm - 300 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 300 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H4

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Clay, Sand, Loam
Light exposure Full sun
Soil drainage Well drained, Moist
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Position the stake in the hole, on the side of the prevailing wind and drive it into the soil, to a depth of 60cm. The stake should be a third of the height of the tree, when planted. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole close to the stake, with the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Use two tree ties to secure the stem to the stake. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year. Check ties regularly and adjust them as the tree grows.

Planting site City garden, Wildlife garden

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Salix ery golden curls 12 l £49.99 Check Stock

Typically available

From February to September