Salix matsudana in summer foliage on the Barcham Trees nursery
Salix matsudana in summer foliage on the Barcham Trees nursery
A mature specimen of Salix matsudana Tortuosa
Salix matsudana Tortuosa in summer foliage on the Barcham Trees nursery
Medium Wiggerly Willow, Dragon’s Claw Willow from this batch

Salix matsudana Tortuosa

Wiggerly Willow, Dragon’s Claw Willow

Estimated fully grown height 7-12m

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Product Details

Salix matsudana Tortuosa known as Wiggerly Willow or Dragon’s Claw Willow, has numerous names and is sometimes referred to as the Peking Willow.

Introduced from China in the 1900s its contorted corkscrew twiggy growth is often dried and sold as decorations within the home. Green leaves emerge in springs that turn yellow in the autumn ahead of leaf fall.

Salix matsudana Tortuosa thrives on most soils but is best on moist ground and makes a fine tree for a large garden.

Its twisting branch network can be really appreciated when it is dormant without leaf in the winter making this a tree with genuine year round interest.

Mature Height: 7-12m

Tree Specification

Tree Location
Garden, Parkland,
Mature Height
Blossom Colour
Foliage Colour
Looks good in
Summer, Winter,
Fruit & Nut
Soil Type
Wet, Will tolerate most soil types,
Autumn Colour
Good for waterlogged soil
Pleached Tree

Planting Video

Delivery Guide

Barcham Trees are delivered using a local team of hauliers whom are well versed in transporting trees across the length and breadth of the UK. Our standard delivery is based upon sharing a delivery slot on one of our lorries and is calculated on a county by county basis.

Get a quote for delivery for your county here.

Free delivery is granted on the following order levels:
England, orders over £2,750
Wales, orders over £3,750
Scotland, orders over £4,750

Once you have completed your order online we will phone you to schedule in your delivery. On many occasions we are able to link in your order quickly but please allow up to 15 working days from the time of order to delivery as the worst case scenario.

Please note that all of our deliveries are made on Heavy Goods Vehicles, with our smallest available lorry generally being a 10 tonne vehicle. Deliveries are made to kerbside, or nearest reasonable access point and the lorry drivers are unable to move the trees once they are onsite.

For those of you ordering Instant trees, have special requirements or access limitations, please remember that throughout this process we are only a phone call away! Our experienced team of arborists are on hand to offer advice and can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9am - 5:30pm on 01353 720 950.

For further details of our delivery service and conditions, please visit our Delivery Service Advice page.