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6th January 2021. In line with the current government lockdown rules, Burncoose Nurseries is closed to visitors. However at present we are able to offer click and collect to local customers. This will be weekdays only, not weekends. Mail order is continuing as normal. However please allow extra time for the couriers to deliver, once despatched from us. Sorry to say that some depots are experiencing high volumes of traffic, also staff shortages.

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.
  • 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) - Purple -
  • 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 - Autumn -
  • Spring
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil - - does well in chalky soils.
  • Tree Shape - Rounded to broadly columnar -
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Corylus - Growing Guide
6m (20ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  3m (10ft)
 

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