Salicaceae (willow family) Salix

Salix matsudana ‘Tortuosa’ corkscrew willow

China, Korea

Very curly branches, after leaf drop, form attractive decorations that can be bought from local florists. After enjoying your arrangement, pop a branchlet into moist ground and make a tree of your own. One in the lane between 834 and 836 Santa Fe Avenue died in 2004; others are yet to be found.

About this Entry: The main text of this entry is from the book Trees of Stanford and Environs, by Ronald Bracewell, published 2005.