Corkscrew Willow

Salix matsudana ‘Tortuosa’

As the name suggests, the Corkscrew Willow has a very contorted habit. Much loved by florists, this tree is more of a curiosity than anything else.

Hailing from China as its specie name suggests, even its leaves are twisted.

It is best appreciated once it has shed its leaves, and the unusual silhouette appears. However, if you plant one, make sure you own a pair of loppers as the rapid growth means it can take over very quickly.