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CORYLUS avellana 'Contorta' 'Red Majestic'

Commonly known as Corkscrew hazel

Rare and unusual new form of the contorted hazel with stunning bright red leaves
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  • Deciduous
    Broadly heart-shaped, toothed leaves to 10cm (4in) long.
  • Height
    2.5m (8ft)
  • Spread
    2.5m (8ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Tree-like shrub with twisted branches. Catkins and nuts are red.
  • 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

CORYLUS avellana 'Contorta' 'Red Majestic'

 
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Remove straight-growing suckers.
    Pests & Diseases
    Squirrels, caterpillars, mites, sawflies, aphids .
    Place of origin
    Europe, Turkey
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf Colour (if not green)
    Red
  • Leaf margin
    Serrate
    (see photos above)
  • 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
2.5m (8ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2.5m (8ft)
 

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