Can You Trim a Curly Willow Tree in the Dead of Winter?

Curly, dragon's claw or corkscrew willow (Salix matsudana) is an ornamental tree grown for its strangely contorted branches--clearly visible in winter--and curling leaves. Plant it in moist soil and full sun, and prune it as necessary in late winter or early spring.

Keywords: curly willow pruning, corkscrew willow, salix matsudana

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A freelance writer, Judy Wolfe has owned Prose for the Pros, a freelance writing business, since 2006. She's been an inveterate traveler since 1961 and draws on her travel experiences to provide articles for such websites as Chincoteague Island Vacations and Berlin Dude. Wolfe holds a Bachelor of Arts in literature from California State University at Pomona.