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Corylus avellana ‘Contorta’

Hazel nut

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Features

  • Blooms & FruitsFebruary & September
  • Height2m to 3m
  • Growth HabitOpen branched
  • Flower ColourYellow shades
  • Leaf ColourGreen shades

Description

Corylus avellana ‘Contorta’ (Hazel nut). ‘Contorta’ is a bizarre cultivar; it's an attractive tree both in the winter and in summer. It is known and loved for its highly unusual and ornamental twisting branches. When leafless they are cut for sale by florists, and are excellent for flower arrangements.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Fragrant

Origin

Turkey

Interest and use

Ornamental, useful for flower arrangements. Spring/Winter interest.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -35°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

It is very tolerant of high winds. It will prefer rich soil and will do well in full sun or partial shade.

Propagation

By detaching suckers, or by fresh nuts.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Mildew may cause defoliation; other fungi and insects may spoil nuts.

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