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Peking Willow, Tortured Willow, Hankow Willow
Scientific Name: Salix matsudana Koidzumi
Family: Salicaceae
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 3-24,30-34,39
USDA: 5-10

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Northeastern China, Korea

Growth Habits: Fast growing but short-lived deciduous tree, upright, up to 40 feet tall (12 m), 25 feet spread (7.5 m); glabrous stems; alternate, narrow lanceolate, bright green, leaves, 2 to 6 inches long (5-15 cm), with serrated margins, glabrous underside

Watering Needs: Abundant water, tolerates salt and wet soils

Propagation: Cuttings, seeds


  • 'Golden Curls' - twisted, yellowish stems, shrubbier than 'Tortuosa'.
  • 'Navajo' - Globe Willow - rounded cultivar, up to 50 feet tall and wide (15 m).
  • 'Tortuosa' - narrow, upright cultivar, very contorted and twisted shape.
  • 'Umbraculifera' - smaller cultivar, similar to 'Navajo' in shape.

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