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Corylus avellana 'Contorta' is a small hazel with contorted stems that stand out in winter against the clear blue sky. From late winter it bears golden-yellow catkins, before fresh green, twisted leaves appear. It's ideal for growing in a mixed sunny border or front garden, where its winter structure can be fully appreciated. It's also suitable for growing in a large pot. The twisted stems are useful in flower arranging. The Royal Horticultural Society has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit (AGM).
Grow Corylus avellana 'Contorta' in fertile, well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade. Mulch annually with well-rotted manure or compost.
Plant type: Deciduous shrub
Flower colour: Yellow
Foliage colour: Dark green
Feature: Autumn colour, Flowers, Fruit
Sun exposure: Full sun, Partial shade
Soil: Well-drained/light, Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline, Dry
Skill level: Beginner
Time to take cuttings: November to February
My corkscrew hazel coming into leaf always suffers from a form of a droopy leaf curl. Can anyone help please.
There does appear to be a lot of tiny mites on the undersides of the leaves.
Lovely yellow catkins.
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