Purple Leaved Filbert

Corylus maxima 'Purpurea'

Purple Leaved Filbert - Corylus maxima 'Purpurea'

Common Name: Purple Leaved Filbert
Genus: Corylus
Species: maxima
Cultivar: 'Purpurea'

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: HardyHeight: 5.00 m (500 cm)
Sun/Shade: Full sunSpread: 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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