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Corylus avellana 'Contorta (3 or 4L pots)'
Corylus avellana 'Contorta (3 or 4L pots)'
Corylus avellana 'Contorta (3 or 4L pots)'
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Availiable Autumn/winter 2019 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!

Supplied Size: 3 or 4L pots (apporx 30 - 50 cm tall)

  • 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.


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