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Corylus avellana 'Contorta'
  • Corylus avellana 'Contorta'
  • Corylus avellana 'Contorta'
  • Corylus avellana 'Contorta'

Corylus avellana 'Contorta'

£19.50
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(Corkscrew Hazel or Harry Lauder's Walking Stick) An exceptionally popular, ornamental plant with twisted stems, Corylus avellana 'Contorta' was first found in a Gloucestershire hedgerow in the mid-nineteenth century.

Quantity
Supplied Size: 3L pots (3 years old, 40 - 60 cm tall)

  £6.95 P&P for ANY number of plants to most of UK.

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An exceptionally popular, ornamental plant with twisted stems, Corylus avellana 'Contorta' was first found in a Gloucestershire hedgerow in the mid-nineteenth century. This original plant can still be found growing at Myddelton House in Middlesex.

It has amazing, gnarled and twisted branches and forms a dense rounded shrub. The contorted branches have great interest all year round, especially winter and it also has masses of small, creamy-white catkins in early spring. A superb shrub with year round interest!


  • Position: Full sun or partial shade.
  • Soil: Any fertile soil.
  • Hardiness: Hardy.
  • Flowering Period: January to March (Catkins).
  • Rate of Growth: Slow.
  • Habit: Corylus avellana 'Contorta'  grows to be a medium sized or eventually large, densely branching shrub with contorted, twisting stems.
    • Height: up to 3 m (10 ft) in many years.
    • Spread: 3 m (10 ft).
  • Notes: The twisted stems of Corylus avellana 'Contorta' are often used to help create eye-catching flower arrangements.
2017-01-01

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Full Sun, Partial or Dappled Shade
Eventual Size
Shrub - Medium (5 - 10 ft tall), Shrub - Large (over 10 ft tall)
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy), Soil Type: Chalky / Alkaline, Special: Coastal Areas, Soil Type: Damp / Wet, Soil Type: Dry / Sandy
Special Features
Catkins, To grow in a pot, Ornamental Bark / Colourful Winter Stems

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