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CORYLUS avellana 'Contorta'

Commonly known as Contorted hazel, Corkscrew hazel, Harry Lauder's walking stick

Catkin flowers, contorted stems
Further Reading....

  • Deciduous - broadly heart-shaped, toothed, mid-green leaves to 10cm (4in) long.
  • Height - 5m (16ft)
  • Spread - 5m (16ft)
  • Tall Shrub - tree-like shrub with strongly twisted branches. Produces catkins 4-6cm (1½-2½in) long.
  • Hardy - very cold winter - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - remove straight-growing suckers. Provides good winter framework and material for floral decoration.
  • Ornamental bark
  • Pests & Diseases - squirrels, caterpillars, mites, sawflies, aphids.
  • Place of origin - Europe, Turkey.
  • Garden Location/Conditions - Coastal / windswept -
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Pruning group - Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Pruning group 4 - Suitable for: Deciduous trees and shrubs that flower on current year's growth or are grown for winter stem effect.
    Pruning: Hard prune to a low permanent framework.
    When: Annually in early Spring.

    RHS group 5, 6 & 7
  • Seasonal Interest - Spring -
  • Winter
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil - - does well in chalky soils.
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Corylus - Growing Guide
5m (16ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  5m (16ft)
 

Buy Varieties of CORYLUS avellana 'Contorta'

CORYLUS avellana 'Contorta' 'Red Majestic'  AWARD

'Red Majestic' >


Commonly known as: Corkscrew hazel.
Rare and unusual new form of the contorted hazel with stunning bright red leaves
£25.00 each

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