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  • Canadian Grown
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  • Shipped in ON, QC, NB, NS, PE

Salix babylonica f. tortuosa

Dragon's Claw Willow, Chocolate Curly Willow, Brown Curly Willow, Lung chao liu

Main interest:
dark brown curly branches for winter arrangements, elegant winter silhouette
full sun to partial shade
Soil humidity:
moist to wet soil
Flower colour:
Flowering period:
April to May
USDA Hardiness:
zone 5a: -29 °C (-20 °F) View Zone Map
Mature height & width (max.):
height: 30 ft (9 m) width: 15 ft (4.5 m)
specimen, shade tree, winter arrangement

The Dragon's Claw Willow is a corkscrew willow, known for its curly, chocolate-brown branches. Even the narrow leaves are twisted, and turn yellow in the fall. Provides great winter interest with its contorted twigs and branches, and its twisty silhouette. Fantastic in cut arrangements. For floral arrangements it should be coppiced every 1-2 years to produce lots of young curly stems. Fast growing and sustainable - great for livestock fodder.

Please use availability information as a guide only. The weather is a fickle thing, and impacts when our plants are actually available for shipping. Please be aware that we are not answering emails regarding plants availability. The best advice we can give you is to check back once in a while, choose a size option and check the current stock.

$13.99 - $32.99

Ships ON, QC, NB, PE, NS

Synonym(s): Salix matsudana 'Tortuosa', Salix babylonica ‘Tortuosa’, Salix babylonica var. pekinensis ‘Tortuosa’

Also known as: Weeping Willow, Corkscrew Willow, Peking Willow, Tortured Willow, Babylon Weeping Willow

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