Brightwater Nursery

Scarlet Curls Corkscrew Willow Tree (Salix matsudana 'Scarlet Curls') is a vigorous ornamental tree with golden brown wavy branches, twisted twigs, and wavy-edged leaves that reaches up to 30 feet high and 20 feet wide.

'Scarlet Curls' is an ornamental, deciduous tree that's great for smaller landscapes. It produces red, young wood that changes to an eye-catching golden yellow as it ages. Its twisted scarlet red stems spiral upwards. This fast-growing tree is most colorful after the first frost when the scarlet becomes most intense, meaning its a star in the Winter.

This Corkscrew Willow is low maintenance and easy to tend, as well as visually interesting all year! Its cold hardy growth allows it to thrive down to -30 degrees F, so you're sure to enjoy the shade and interesting shadows for years to come.

Common names for this willow tree are 'Scarlet Curls' Corkscrew Weeping Willow, Scarlet Curls Willow, Dragon's Claw, Globe Willow, Corkscrew Willow, Pekin Willow, Hankow Willow, and Curly Willow.

Product/Container Size Trade Quart (3.5" pot)
Hardiness Zone(s) 5-8
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Seasons of Interest Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Bloom Time Spring
Water Needs Low
Growth Rate Moderate to Fast
Average Size at Maturity 25-30' H x 15-20' W