A 'Tortuosa' Hankow Willow
Leaves of a Hankow Willow
A Hankow Willow in the winter
Scientific Name: Salix matsudana
Hardiness Zones: 5 to 8
Height: 40 ft
Spread: 25 ft
Type: deciduous tree
Annual Growth Rate: more than 18 inches
Hankow willows are seldom grown in landscapes, however, some of the more unusual cultivars are often grown. Willows are problem-prone plants that require more care than other trees.
'Navajo' - A rounded tree having a height and spread of 50 feet.
'Tortuosa' - This tree is grown for its contorted and twisted branches. (see above images)
Text provided by Michigan State University Extension