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Corylus avellana ‘Red Majestic’ PBR

For sale by Bluebell Nursery

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A handsome new introduction to the United Kingdom, Corylus avellana 'Red Majestic' is a contorted hazel with beautiful, deep purple leaves in spring and summer. The twigs and branches have the same intricately contorted appearance and masses of small, pink/purple catkins appear in later winter or early spring.

Corylus avellana 'Red Majestic' is an eye-catching garden plant with year round interest.

Supplied Size: 4L containers (approx 30 - 40 cm tall)

Corylus avellana  ‘Red Majestic’ PBR | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
4 litres

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Grower Notes

Position: Full sun or partial shade.
Soil: Any fertile soil.
Hardiness: Hardy.
Flowering Period: January to March (Catkins).
Rate of Growth: Slow.
Habit: Corylus avellana 'Red Majestic' grows to be a medium sized or eventually large, densely branching shrub with contorted, twisting stems.
Height: up to 3 m (10 ft).
Spread: 3 m (10 ft).

Notes: The twisted stems of Corylus avellana 'Red Majestic' can be used to help create eye-catching flower arrangements.

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Common names

Purple Contorted Hazel, Purple Corkscrew Hazel


Corylus avellana ‘Red Majestic’ PBR (Purple Contorted Hazel). Corylus avellana 'Red Majestic' is a striking contorted hazel with burgundy leaves. Purplish catkins are produced in early spring and the nuts are reddish in colour too.


Plant in a sunny position for the best colour.

Interest and use

A lovely architectural or specimen tree, grown for its habit and foliage interest.

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  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -23°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterMoist

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