The Corkscrew Willow, also known as the Chinese Willow, has been introduced into many areas
as an ornamental tree, including Australia, Europe and North America. A particularly popular cultivar is Salix matsudana 'Tortuosa',
the "Corkscrew Willow" (also known as the Hankow Willow, Curly Willow, Globe Willow or Dragon's Claw), in which
the branches and twigs grow in a spiral, twisting manner. As a result of the ornamental shape of the branches and twigs, this
cultivar is commonly used as a bonsai plant and for floral arrangements.
cultivar of hybrid origin between Chinese Willow and White Willow is 'Austree'; this is an exceptionally fast-growing cultivar
with straight (not contorted) branches, sold for screening and fast tree cover.