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  • Corkscrew Willow for Sale

    Corkscrew Willow for Sale

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Corkscrew Willow

Salix matsudana

$119.95 (10% Off)
+$7.00 Oversized Fee

1. Height

  • Order now, get it by Tuesday, December 18
  • Shipped to you in our Drop 'N Grow™

    The benefits of the Drop ‘N Grow™ bag…

    By growing these trees in burlap bags, the roots grow into the cloth, rather than circling around a pot. This forces these trees to put out thousands of fine hair roots. These roots bring moisture and nutrients into the plants. This means you get a tree that will become established quicker and provide you with superior and faster growth.

    These will be the easiest trees you have ever planted! Simply dig your hole, place the Drop 'N Grow™ bag in the center (burlap included) then use excess dirt to fill the hole. That's it!

    Drop and Grow Bare Root


2. Quantity

3. Extras

-t- Root Rocket™ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer
-t- Planting Mix
Corkscrew Willow Planting Mix

Helps your Corkscrew Willow get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Coarse Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit
Tree Planting Kit

Getting your tree off to the right start can more than double its growth rate. Use our planting kit so your tree is ready for explosive growth.

Your planting kit includes:

  1. Tree Stake Kit to help keep your tree stable, giving roots time to grow.

  2. Breathable Tree Guard protects against gnawing mice, rabbits, deer and mowers.

  3. 2 oz of Root Rocket™ Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

-t- TreeGator® Jr. Watering Bag
TreeGator® Jr.

When you’re making an investment and effort in planting new trees in your landscape, you can assure their survival and growth by using TreeGator® - a truly simple and innovative drip irrigation system in a bag.

With hot summers and droughts the norm around the USA, TreeGator® is an absolute necessity to protect your new trees and shrubs.

TreeGator® is super easy to install without any tools, and it can easily be filled up with a standard garden hose or can even be connected to a rain barrel!

It's a super time saver that takes the worry out continually remembering whether you've watered your new tree or not. Plus, all the water that goes into the drip bag is used up with no waste, so TreeGator® is environmentally friendly with regard to water use.

Tree Gator

Growing Zones: 4-8
(hardy down to -20℉)

Growing Zones 4-8
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

20-30 ft.

Mature Width:

15-30 ft.



Growth Rate:


Botanical Name:

Salix matsudana

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Don't Buy Bare-Root Trees (learn why below)

There's No Weeping with this Willow Tree

Fast growing and full of grace, the Corkscrew Willow will make an eclectic addition to your garden or landscape that will set it apart from all others.

As its name implies, the Corkscrew's interesting branch system twists horizontally and forks vertically, giving it a distinctive look your neighbors will admire.

A Tree with a Twist-There's something for Every Season

As the tree grows, it offers a variety of visual benefits with each season.

Springtime brings delicate buds that sprout upon twisted branches, followed by graceful summertime leaves that help provide shade.

As autumn approaches, the Corkscrew Willow's leaves morph to a brilliant yellow that's sure to draw attention.

Create a Winter Wonderland in your own Backyard

In the winter when the leaves are gone you'll have a fuller appreciation for the Corkscrew Willow's incredible trademark branches.

Take pictures of your magnificent tree with a snow covered backdrop and make your own postcards to send out for the holidays.

You can even create wonderful wreaths from branch clippings!

One of the Fastest Growing Trees you can put in your Landscape

If your growth requirement is speed, this is the tree for you. In fact, the Corkscrew Willow grows so fast you should take that into consideration when determining the planting location.

The great news is it will top out at a nice height of about 30 feet. Full sun, partial shade-even poor soil quality won't faze the growth of the adaptable Corkscrew Willow.

Isn't it time you planted one?

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Customer Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
24 Reviews
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Great little tree
So far so good! Just planted a month ago. Looked great when arrived. Will give update in the Spring. Thanks Fast-Growing-Trees!
November 30, 2018
1 month ago
Hot Weather Champ
I planted this tree in the heat of the summer. Almost all trees that I have planted this summer have gone through a serious period of stress (usually losing all of their leaves) and then making a comeback....not the case with this willow. It not only, didn't stress....but is thriving. I'm impressed.
August 6, 2018
Very much alive when it came---which also meant a very fast shipping.Ask me in a few months if it is growing in a cork screw fashion.
July 14, 2018
5 months ago
I would definitely recommend this tree
I planted the corkscrew willow in honor of my dad who passed away in May . I can't wait to see how it grows!
July 8, 2018
6 months ago
Taking hold.
I got this one about 5 weeks ago, and it is taking hold quite well, looking like it will grow exactly as hoped for.
June 25, 2018
7 months ago
This tree grew like crazy. I planted it last spring and it is has tripleled in size. Love it.
Great choice... Highly recommend
June 11, 2018
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
Love it!
I love this tree. It is growing fast , and has been doing great since I planted it a few months ago.
May 30, 2018
7 months ago
Growing Zone:
I am so happy to have received my corkscrew willow in a timely fashion. It was a birthday present.I was worried also that i would be disappointed in what I received... it was everything I hoped for!! Healthy and Attractive coming out of the box! We have planted out tree and are thinking about our next purchase!! Thank you!
May 15, 2018
7 months ago
Stick with a few leaves.....
I should have known better with the second order from this place..... the plants as picture are full and mature, which is understandable, but when you offer a tree, don't send a stick with a few leaves on it... I don't have fives years to wait for what I thought was being purchased.

Don't Bother!!!
May 13, 2018
8 months ago
Too young to tell
I am very happy with how my tree arrived, i would not hesitate to order more trees form FGT. the Corkscrew willow is way to new, I only planted it a month ago, but it is thriving and tolerating a very hot Utah summer in direct sun.
negative: the pictures make this tree look more compact and smaller than its true potential. I know there are measurements, I just wish they included photos that capture just how big this tree will get. I may have to move it next year and plant something a little less, potentially huge. But i may decide to try and maintain and prune it myself, I dont know yet...
Still happy with the purchase for sure....
August 1, 2017
1 year ago

Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Corkscrew Willow

Corkscrew Willow Planting Diretions

Corkscrew willows provide a pleasing visual effect through their display of curved branches. As the name implies, the branches grow in a spiral, corkscrew fashion twisting horizontally and forking vertically. In springtime you’ll see delicate buds that sprout upon twisted branches, followed by graceful summertime leaves. As autumn approaches, the leaves morph to a brilliant yellow that’s sure to draw attention. They generally perform best in full to partial sun and grow well in USDA growing zone 4-8. This particular variety (Salix Matsudana) is a fast grower and matures to the height of 20-30 feet and a width of 15-30 feet.

Location: When planting Corkscrew willow trees, find a site that offers full to partial sun. Plant in a moist location away from underground utilities, sidewalks, driveways and patios for best results.

Planting Instructions: Select a site with well draining soil for your Corkscrew Willow.

1) Dig your hole 3 times the width and slightly shallower than the root ball.
2) Loosen the soil, in and around the hole so the roots can easily break through.
3) Use your fingers to separate the roots of your Corkscrew Willow and gently position downward in the hole. The top of the root flare (where the roots end and the trunk begins) should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.
4) Hold the tree straight as you begin to backfill the site tamping down the soil as you go.
5) Apply water to settle the soil and remove the air pockets then mulch to retain soil moisture.

Mulching: Protect the roots in winter against the chill by applying a thick layer of pine needles, bark or wood mulch. Keep the mulch about 2 inches from the trunk as it will promote rot and fungus if touching the tree. The mulch will also help with keeping the soil moist and keep competing growth away from the planting site.

Watering: Water Corkscrew Willow weekly 2-3 times a week so the soil stays moist during the first growing season. After the first year, you will only need to water once weekly unless during times of extreme heat or drought.

Fertilizing: This tree doesn’t normally require fertilizing but if the leaves are pale and the growth is slow, you can fertilize in spring with a well balanced fertilizer using a 10-10-10 formula.

Pruning: Prune Corkscrew Willow regularly during the growing season to remove dead branches for a healthier tree.

Planting & Care

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
I am looking for a fast growing tree and beauty
Gino C on Jul 20, 2018
We have several willows around our pond. The corkscrew is so different and I use the branches for crafts.
Deborah T on Jun 20, 2018
I am looking for a fast growing tree and beauty
Gino C on Jul 20, 2018
Needed a tree for a space in my backyard and this is unique and perfect!
tracey R on Jun 29, 2018
We have several willows around our pond. The corkscrew is so different and I use the branches for crafts.
Deborah T on Jun 20, 2018
Fast growing
Miguel M on Jun 19, 2018
I was looking for something different and had some personality. I like the way it looks.
Barbara S on May 12, 2018
Mother's Day
Josh W on Apr 30, 2018
it was a different kind of tree
Patricia R on Apr 16, 2018
I've seen adult corkscrews and they are as advertised. It's just a cool looking tree!
Matthew M on Sep 21, 2017
Unique shape and has been a favorite since childhood!
richard m on Sep 14, 2017
I need a fast growing tree with good roots to keep an embankment from eroding away.
Unique, ...the right size at full growth to provide some screening without too much overs shading. Hope it will be like the pictures depicted.
Joanna H on May 21, 2017
Needed an accent tree for the front yard. We have a Weeping Willow in the Southeast quarter acre the Corkscrew Willow will be in the Northeast quarter acre. The entire property will be surrounded by Leyland Cypress. Our private Oasis here in North West Texas.
Rick B on Apr 7, 2017
Diversity in my trees
Nancey M on Nov 1, 2016
I planted a pair of these trees in a low region on my property at my previous home on Long Island, NY and loved the look of them. I know from my past history with this type of tree that it tolerates (thrives, actually) wet ground. We are now living in a suburb West of Chicago, IL where we have clay soil with poor drainage. I will be replacing a dwarf plum tree that I planted last year (Spring 2015) that "drowned" with this corkscrew willow.
Robert P on Jun 27, 2016
I can't wait to get this tree. I have a dappled willow and it is growing so fast, it is just beautiful. I live in Wis. Can't wait to see this one.
Lisa K on Jun 19, 2016
really pretty twisty branches. Interesting even in the winter when the leaves are gone.
Terri N on Jun 16, 2016
Saw in front yard corner planting of a front porch. Magnificent .
Erin C on Jun 9, 2016
I like its shape and wanted such a tree planted near my bird feeding station
William H on Mar 3, 2016
I always wanted a willow tree, but not the weeping part....I love the way it looked in the picture...
Kathy B on Feb 23, 2016
Needed a tree for a space in my backyard and this is unique and perfect!
tracey R on Jun 29, 2018
Fast growing
Miguel M on Jun 19, 2018
is this tree deer resistant?
Barbara S on Mar 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Yes they are deer resistant, please keep in mind that if a deer gets hungry enough it will eat anything.
when can we transplant this tree safely?
A shopper on Oct 14, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Early Spring before the buds break if possible but only once the frost is gone. This gives it all summer and fall to build strength for winter cold. Im in zone 5,,,
is a weeping willow a evergreen?
Kelly F on Apr 16, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It is deciduous so it will shed its leaves over the winter.
What is the lifespan of this willow?
Layne S on May 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Approximately 15 years.....although it is rather short, it is very easy to propogate yourself and start new trees from so you can always have one or two in your yard. It grows fast and it a very beautiful tree.
Is this tree ok to plant on a parking strip?
Aubree M on Apr 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I wouldn't - they get quite large with branches that grow to the ground like a weeping willow. I love mine, it grows fast and has beautiful branches.
Does this come in a dwarf variety that will top out at 15 feet or so?
Johnda S on Apr 24, 2015
BEST ANSWER: We do not carry this in a dwarf variety.
My corkscrew willow planted in 2014 fell over in moderate wind. I cut off the canopy and it stood back up by itself. It had almost no roots directly below it. Should I wait or replace it ?
james s on Oct 29, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I would wait. They are amazingly resiliant and fast growing. Mine is thriving. I stacked mine using old stockings rather than rope as a previous curly willow grew around and incorporated the roap.
Should a corkscrew willow ever be pruned?
Jenny L on Nov 30, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You can prune them when they are dormant.
Can you plant this near a pond? My pond has fish and turtles and I know they say some trees are toxic to water animals.
Lynn H on Jun 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Only at very high levels. It would take many years for any toxic levels to affect a pond and that would have the branches and leaves submerged in the water, for long periods of time.
Does the curly willow have a weeping habit?
S W on Aug 19, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The twisting nature of the branches offsets the "weeping" effect, so the corkscrew is more uplifting than it is down growing.
Has anyone tried to grow this tree in South Florida?
Jes K on Apr 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones are 4-8. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
Can this tree height be trimmed to a more manageable height of 8-10 feet ?
fletcher o on Oct 18, 2018

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