Corkscrew willow tree is also known as the curly willow. It is often grown for the attractive fall foliage color, unique branching structure, and fast growing habit. The corkscrew willow tree named because its unique branching habit. The branches reach horizontally, then twisting, and creating corkscrew,as the tree grows. Corkscrew willow is an interest in the home garden. It is changing its looks as the season goes by. In the spring, it has a lovely buds. The graceful leaves come out in the summer. In the fall, the leaves become bright before dropping to the ground. In the winter, you can see intricate shapes of white snow cover with a bright blue winter sky backdrop.
Corkscrew willow tree can grows quickly. It can reach about 30 feet of heights. The roots stay shallow and near the surface. It is best to be planted far away from homes and other structures. Because, it can crack sidewalks and driveways. It can also break sewer and water lines with its roots. The growing of the willow tree is according to its weather and season. When it is winter, the snow tend to crack and break the tree branches. If it is windy with a strong one, corkscrew willows will be blown down prematurely. It happens as the branches grow. This type of tree can grow in sunny or partly shady areas. You have to water the tree during periods of drought.
Growing this tree in the home garden appears some pros and cons. From the pros, the interesting branch structure, the beautiful color of the fall, the fast growing. That makes it a desirable tree. It is good for you, if you want an instant tree. Because it grows quite quick. From the cons, the tree tends to have a weak trunk. It can damage and cracks according to the weather.