Corylus avellana '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: Hardy||Height: 3.00 m (300 cm)|
|Sun/Shade: Full sun or Partial shade||Spread: 2.00 m (200 cm)|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous||Flower Colour: Yellow|
|Foliage Colour: Green, Yellow||Flowering 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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