An uncommon selection with rich-purple leaves, Corylus maxima 'Red Zellernus' is festooned with long, pretty, pink catkins, followed by purple, edible nuts later in the year.
Although superficially similar in appearance to Corylus colurna 'Te Terra Red', this has a more branching, bushy and slightly less graceful habit once established. Corylus 'Red Zellernus' is also more suitable for coppicing to grow as a smaller shrub.
Supplied Size: bare root plants, approx 3 years old, 30 - 50 cm tall
Two 12 year old Corylus maxima 'Red Zellernus' in our gardens. Height 12 ft / Spread 10 ft. The video shows the colourful summer foliage.