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Corkscrew Willow

Salix matsudana


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-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- 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.

Course 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- 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- Planket™ - Frost & Cold Protection
PLanket 10-20 ft.

Protect your sensitive plants and shrubs with the Planket™

Benefits include:

  1. Lightweight fabric allows your plants to breather while also protecting them from the frost and cold winds.

  2. 6ft. round size makes it easy to protect sensitive container plants.

Add A Decorative Pot

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.


Full Sun, Partial Sun


30-40 ft.

Growth Rate:


Drought Tolerance:


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
15 Reviews
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Lovely so far
I adore corkscrew willows - they're so elegant! So far, just put it in the ground and immediately I saw leaves budding. We'll see how it survives its first Socal Summer, but I did try to give it a lot of shade...
February 26, 2015
over 3 years ago
Growing Zone:
Love it!
I needed a tree that would not grow too tall or large, had an interesting look, and could survive "wet feet" in clay soil (very poor drainage). The corkscrew willow is that tree. The tree I received from fast-growing trees was large, healthy, and expertly grown and pre-pruned. It arrived less than one week after I ordered it. I received e-mail status updates, which was a plus. How is my tree doing? It is thriving.
July 18, 2016
Clarendon Hills, IL
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
Since we planted our willow, we've seen new growth everywhere. I can't wait for it to grow big!
July 17, 2016
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
Tree arrived safe, great packaging. Once planted it has established and is doing great. All ready has some growth on it.
May 9, 2017
7 months ago
I got the 6-7 ft tree and it was just over 6 ft. It likes its spot and seem to be fine. Must be focused on root establishment as no noticeable growth yet.
May 27, 2017
6 months ago
Growing Zone:
Nice Addition
So far the Corkscrew Willow is doing good. Does have some new growth.
June 8, 2017
7 months ago
Growing Zone:
Our Fast Growing Tree Purchase History
I am delighted with all the purchases from Fast Growing Trees. I have posted photos of the house in 2011 - a short five years ago - and the outside garden plan. Those 2 photos were actually taken last years and there has been considerable progress since. The trees have always arrived promptly and in good condition. I have the holes ready for them and suggest purchasing the kit so the transition to their new home goes well.
Wax Myrtle and Butterfly Bush from FGT next to driveway
Wichita Blue- growing a bit slower than expected but healthy
American Hornbeam - bought from Fast Growing Trees April 2013 is the centerpiece of our front garden
Our newest addition Corkscrew Willow is very happy!
July 14, 2016
west hempstead, NY
1 year ago
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Four orders so far and all are thriving. I never write reviews unless something goes wrong, and nothing has. Thanks!
June 6, 2017
8 months ago
It came the first week of June. I don't have a green thumb but followed all the instructions with unpacking it and planting. At first I thought it went into shock and lost all its leaves and wasn't going to survive especially where I live we have strong winds. I kept caring for her and now she is growing new leaves and is doing wonderful. Great strong tree. I have 10 acres and hope to plan on another in the future.
July 7, 2017
5 months ago
Growing Zone:
Good tree and fast growing
Good fast growth, it's pretty plain right now, hope it starts growing a larger canopy as it settles in
June 20, 2017
6 months ago
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Planting & Care

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

Step 1: Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Corkscrew Willow.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Planting & Care

Step 2: Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Corkscrew Willow gently with your fingers and position them 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.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3: Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Corkscrew Willow again after the transplant is complete.

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
I've seen adult corkscrews and they are as advertised. It's just a cool looking tree!
Matthew M on Sep 21, 2017
I need a fast growing tree with good roots to keep an embankment from eroding away.
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
Unique shape and has been a favorite since childhood!
richard m on Sep 14, 2017
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
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.
when is beast season to plant Corkscrew Willow?
Kevin on Sep 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Spring, needs plenty of time to establish root system before winter. I'm in Kansas.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Is this type of tree safe to be planted 35 feet from my drainage system?
Renegade on Mar 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Renegade thats a good question. I do not believe this tree is as invasive as the other willow's are. I say this because this tree like all trees will have a root system similar to the above ground growth. This is an ornamental and is more for accent not dominance nor shade. I have placed it in the front yard as an accent to stand behind a flower garden. I hope this helps... Arhino
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.

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