Salix xpendulina f. erythroflexuosa 'Sunny Twist'
pendulina = babylonica x fragilis
erythroflexuosa = babylonica f. tortuosa X xpendulina f. salamonii 'Chrysocoma'
'Sunny Twist' Curly Willow
This glorious honey-colored curly willow was developed in the breeding program at SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry by Rich Kopp in 1999. It grows fast with consistent tortuosity. From what I have seen of this plant it is an excellent landscape plant; providing color and interest wherever it's planted. Hardy to Zone 3.
USES: superb ornamental plant, an unusual hedge or screen and great stems for cutting for indoor or outdoor arrangements. Coppicing every 2-3 years will help keep the honey colored stems coming.
An early April photo of 'Sunny Twist' in a nursery row. How about a hedge of these in your garden?
'Sunny Twist' warms any garden or house in winter. Great as an indivual plant, in a group or a hedge.
of Michael Dodge