Corkscrew Willow

Salix matsudana

Also called the Chinese Willow, this small deciduous tree is native to northwestern China, but is cultivated in the United States as an ornamental tree valued for its interesting, contorted branches. The tree rapidly grows 6-8 m in height, but has a short life span. This willow is popularly used in the horticultural art of bonsai.
Habitat:
Planted as an ornamental.
Growth Habit:
Deciduous tree, growing 10-18 m tall.
Bloom Time:
Early spring.
Presence in US:
CO IL NY OH UT VA