I just wanted to let you know my plants have arrived today as promised. I have unpacked them and they are wonderful, I am so pleased with them. They are much bigger than I expected and in tip-top condition. Thank you so much. I also think they are really excellent value for money – I buy most of my plants on-line (living in Cornwall the choices are a bit limited) and I had looked for Hydrangea seemannii at my usual on-line supplier but they were so expensive I was a bit put off. Ten pounds per plant more (!) Then I searched around and found you – your plants were considerably cheaper and larger so I was a bit worried they might fall short of the mark. But… absolutely no worries on that front. In fact I bought two seemannii from the other supplier earlier this year (I think they are a very ‘useful’ plant, particularly for someone who lives in a walled garden) so can do a direct comparison. Interestingly, they are smaller than yours now even though they have been in the ground and well cared for, for more than six summer months. Many thanks, excellent service and terrific plants – I will be back..!Debbie Frost
Corkscrew Twisted Willow
Salix Babylonica Tortuosa Hedging
Corkscrew Willow, Salix babylonica Tortuosa, is an unmistakable plant with with weeping branches and the famous corkscrew-like young stems. These curl around in uneven spirals, producing wavy, contorted leaves. It is a small to medium sized tree and very ornamental in winter, when the bare branches are fully visible. The young shoots are famous for use in flower arrangements. They both look great and last for ages because they put out roots in the vase and carry on growing! Corkscrew Willow can be grown as a screening tree up to about 8 metres high. Corkscrew Willow is a famous subject for bonsai.
See our selection of willow hedging plants or view our full range of hedging.
Corkscrew Willow trees are only delivered bareroot, during winter (Nov-March).
All of our young trees and shrubs are measured by their height in centimetres above the ground (the roots aren't measured).
This popular tree is known by many names worldwide.
- Corkscrew or Twisted Willow.
- Curly Willow
- Chinese Willow.
- Peking Willow.
- Babylon Willow.
- Navajo Willow.
- Globe Willow.
- Hankow Willow.
- Dragon's Claw Willow.
Salix babylonica Tortuosa or Salix matsudana Tortuosa
History & uses of Salix babylonica Tortuosa: Although this is Chinese tree, the name Salix matsudana comes from the Japanese botanist Sadahisa Matsudo. He compiled the first modern books on Chinese plants in the late 1800s, around the time of the last Chinese dynasty.