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Salix babylonica tortuosa

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90/120 cm 3 LITRE POT Out of Stock £8.82Out of Stock£7.02Out of Stock£6.36Out of Stock£5.64Out of Stock£5.28
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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).

Common Names: 

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.

Botanical Names:
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.

  • Small box

    (Orders containing only bulbs, seedlings or rooted cuttings)

    £7.20

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £60 inc VAT

  • Standard box

    (Bareroots up to
    1.2m)

    £11.40

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £60 inc VAT

  • Large box

    (Pots up to
    and incl. 7.5L)

    £15.00

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £100 inc VAT

  • Trees & Hedging

    (Bareroots &
    trees 1.2m+)

    £18.00

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £120 inc VAT

  • Pallets

    (Root balls, large pots,
    trees etc)

    £60.00

    including VAT per order

    FREE

    For ORDERS
    Over £240 inc VAT


Bareroot planting is best done between October and April
Bareroot and potted - what's the difference?

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