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Corylus avellana 'Contorta'

Also called Harry Lauder's Walking Stick


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Photo courtesy of Vanbelle

Photo courtesy of Vanbelle

More About Corylus avellana 'Contorta'

  • Male flowers are brown, decorative catkins before the leaves
  • Female flowers are 2-3 mm and carmine-red
  • Textured, round, green leaves are almost vertical
  • Grown for its gnarly twigs, visible after leaf drop
  • Bloom Time: Spring
  • Flower Size: 8 cm

Zone:

4

Height:

2-3 m

Spread:

2-3 m

Colour:

Red,White
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Corylus avellana 'Contorta' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Dried Flower/Foliage
Dried Flower/Foliage

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Well-drained

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Catkins
Deciduous

Flowering Time

Early Spring

Habit

Vase-shape
Spreading
Multi-stem/Clump form

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Specimen

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