Posted: 31/08/2013 at 13:36
So glad to ome across lots of twisted Hazel admirers. Mine has been in a terracotta tub for many years (probably about 15), I guess the tub is around 20/25 inches in diameter. I prune the straight branches as soon as I see them. Being in a tub, it doesn't produce many nuts, a handful each year, but then, that is not why I grow it. It does, however, suffer from scale. This does not seem to reduce the palnt's vigour though, so I tend to leave well alone. Last year it had a spurt of growth and has given me some fressh, bigger and longer, twisty branches to gaze at. I love it when it has a covering of fresh snow, magic.