CORYLUS maxima 'Purpurea'

Commonly known as Hazel nut, Purple-leaf filbert

Deep purple foliage in full sun
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Heart-shaped leaves to 14cm (5½in) long.
  • Height
    6m (20ft)
  • Spread
    3m (10ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Upright tree-like shrub. Pendent catkins 5-8cm (2-3in) long are purple-tinged as are fruit husks.
  • 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
    For colour.

CORYLUS maxima 'Purpurea'

  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Native to the Balkans, these nuts were traditionally brought into churches on Aug 20th, St. Philibert's Day.
    Pests & Diseases
    Squirrels, caterpillars, mites, sawflies, aphids .
    Place of origin
    South eastern Europe to Caucasus.
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf Colour (if not green)
  • Leaf margin
    (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
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
    Does well in chalky soils.
  • Tree Shape
    Rounded to broadly columnar
Corylus - Growing Guide
6m (20ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  3m (10ft)

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