Posted: 12/04/2013 at 20:12
Glad to help.
1st cut the straight bits off... right down at ground level.ASAP.
Difficult to be sure if it is a sep plant ./OR all one.
Twisted hazel are often grafted on to the roots of ordinary hazel.
You have done well to get so many lovely catkins.
It is an ugly shrub/tree in summer with sick, ill twisted looking leaves.
Fab in mid winter with the beautiful tracery of the twigs.
If you have any more questions please add a picture... it really helps with id.