Purple Leaved Filbert
Corylus maxima 'Purpurea'
Common Name: Purple Leaved Filbert
The Greek translation of the word Corylus relates to the hood like structure of sepals that surround the hazelnuts.
Category: Shrubs and Sub-shrubs
Growth Rate: Average
Features: Edible fruit, Has interesting foliage, Makes a good hedge
|Hardiness: Hardy||Height: 5.00 m (500 cm)|
|Sun/Shade: Full sun||Spread: 5.00 m (500 cm)|
|Foliage Type: Deciduous|
|Foliage Colour: Purple|
Soil Type: Normal/Loam or Sandy/Light or Chalky/Alkaline
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained
This deciduous shrub has large, dark purple leaves. Purple tinged catkins are produced in spring. The husks of the edible, nuts are also tinged purple. It is best to grow Corylus maxima ‘Purpurea’ in full sun to maintain the leaf colour.
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