Corylus avellana ‘Contorta’

Corylus avellana 'Contorta'

Bought two in sales 2.50 each. Planted by Pyramid and by Barn.
Picture taken late Autumn, hence looking sorry for itself.

Corkscrew Hazel, Contorted Filbert, Harry Lauder’s Walking Stick
Family: Betulaceae (beh-tyoo-LAY-see-ee)
Genus: Corylus (KOR-ih-lus)
Species: avellana (av-el-AY-nuh)
Cultivar: Contorta

Category:
Shrubs
Trees

Height:
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Spacing:
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 °C (-30 °F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 °C (-25 °F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 °C (-20 °F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 °C (-10 °F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 °C (-5 °F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 °C (0 °F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 °C (5 °F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 °C (10 °F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow
Brown/Bronze

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring

Foliage:
Deciduous
Bronze-Green
Veined

Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Propagation Methods:
By grafting

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

About the Author

David

Is pushing forward with his design of the Karhula gardens. Favorite quote atm 'Rome was not built in a day'