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Unique Ornamental Tree Perfect for Smaller Spaces

The Willow, Scarlet Curls, Salix matsudana x S. alba 'Scarlet Curls', has an upright rounded habit and is a vigorous ornamental tree with golden brown wavy branches, twisted twigs, and even wavy-edged leaves!

Its twisted scarlet red stems spiral upwards.  ‘Scarlet Curls’ is an ornamental, deciduous tree.  It produces red, young wood, and as the branches age, the red changes to an eye-catching golden yellow.  This fast growing, small ornamental tree is terrific for the smaller landscape.  ‘Scarlet Curls’ Willow has roots that can be invasive.

Providing amazing winter interest, the branches are just as excellent in cut flower arrangements as they are by themselves in vases or when dried.  

This medium sized tree is a form of the corkscrew willow and can be used as a specimen, beside a pond or stream, or at the back of the property.  It prefers full sun, does best if it receives at least six hours of full sunlight, and prefers moist, average soil.  Because this willow tree adapts easily to any soil type, soil pH testing and amending are not necessary!

You will receive the most colorful effect of ‘Scarlet Curls’ after the first frost, when the scarlet becomes most intense!

* Fast growing
* Small landscape tree
* Winter interest


Plant Facts

Family Salix matsudana x Salix alba 'Scarlet Curls'
Foliage Green
Mature Height 25 - 30 feet
Mature Spread 15 - 20 feet
Soil Widely adaptable
Zones 5-8
Mature Form Upright, twisted
Growth Rate Medium
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Fall Color Gold

Scarlet Curls Willow.

Rating: 4/5 based on 2 review(s)
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Fall color Review by Ted L
Lots to like with this scarlet curls willow tree. Not very big but the fall color is big and bold.
Scarlet Curls Willow Review by Eva Marie
I planted this curly willow in my front yard about five years ago from a cutting. It is beautiful, though I was told the tree dies after about ten years. At that time take another cutting and start over again. The roots will gravitate toward water so beware where you plant it. It has reached it's full height so is pretty fast growing. I love the tree and will be sad if its true that it is halfway through it's life.

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