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Corylus avellana - 'Contorta' (Corkscrew Hazel)

Corylus avellana - 'Contorta' (Corkscrew Hazel)
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Type Tree, Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Deciduous
Form Compact Rounded Tree, Architectural Form
Size Small Tree (1.5 to 3m height)
Colours Yellow Flowers (Winter), Medium green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required
Hardiness Frost hardy
Growth Slow Growing Plant
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Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Corylus avellana:

  • Ornamental winter bark / tracery
  • Provides valuable winter interest
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils
  • Produces winter flowers

Weaknesses of Corylus avellana

  • Will not tolerate exposed, cold or hot and sunny locations
  • Does not produce showy attractive flowers
  • Does not tolerate very dry or very wet soils

Design & Plant Use for Corylus avellana:

  • Added winter interest from attractive bark or stems

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