Corkscrew Hazel

Corylus avellana 'Contorta'

Corkscrew Hazel - Corylus avellana 'Contorta'Corkscrew Hazel - Corylus avellana 'Contorta'

Common Name: Corkscrew Hazel
Genus: Corylus
Species: avellana
Cultivar: 'Contorta'

Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Makes good cut flowers, Has interesting foliage, Suitable for growing in containers, Provides winter colour, A good architectural plant, Has colourful autumn foliage
Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 3.00 m (300 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shadeSpread: 2.00 m (200 cm)

Foliage Type: DeciduousFlower Colour: Yellow
Foliage Colour: Green, YellowFlowering Period: February & March

Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

This shrub comes into it’s own during the winter months when the strongly curling, twisted stems are leafless. The stems are useful for an unusual touch to a flower arrangement.

Also during late winter and early spring 5cm long yellow catkins are produced.

Corylus avellana ‘Contorta’ has rough textured, mid-green leaves that turn yellow in autumn. Corylus avellana ‘Contorta’ is suitable for growing in a container.


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