Corkscrew willow (Salix babylonica var. pekinensis 'Tortuosa')
Salix babylonica var. pekinensis 'Tortuosa'
Salix matsudana 'Tortuosa', Dragon's claw willow
Variety or Cultivar:
var. pekinensis 'Tortuosa' ~ var. pekinensis 'Tortuosa' is a mid-sized, deciduous tree with twisted 'corkscrew' branches and bright-green leaves. It bears small, yellow catkins in spring.
Plant in deep, moderately fertile soil in full sun. Will grow very fast.
RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)
Architectural, Low Maintenance, Waterside, Wildlife
Clay, Loamy, Sandy
Moist but well-drained, Well-drained
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
North, South, East, West
Exposed or Sheltered
Can be hard-pruned or pollarded every 3-4 years.
Hardwood cuttings, Softwood cuttings
Maintenance hours / year: