Corylus avellana 'Contorta'



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About This Product

Botanical Name: Corylus avellana 'Contorta'

Common Name: Corkscrew Hazelnut, Harry Lauder's Walking Stick

A deciduous shrub or small tree with spectacularly contorted branches and twigs. Oval, bright green leaves have saw-toothed edges and turn yellow in fall. Pendulous, yellow catkins appear in winter. This hybrid typically does not bear fruit.

USDA Zone: Zones 3 - 9

Sunset Zone: Zones 2 - 9, 14 - 20

Mature Height: 6 - 8 feet

Mature Width: 8 - 10 feet

Light Needs: Full Sun, Filtered Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade, Shade

Water Needs: Regular