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botanical name:
Corylus avellana 'Contorta'
Corylus avellana 'Contorta' © Deeproot Plant Base
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common name:  Corkskrew Hazel
family:  Corylaceae
characteristics: shrub
height: 4.50m
width: 4.50m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: yellow
fruit colour: brown
stem/bark: brown
main season: Winter
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -29°C
USDA zone: 5 to 10
Well know for its peculiar twisted branches and twigs. Drooping tassel like catkins appearing before the leaves in spring.

Normally found as grafted plants, cut out any straight stems growing up from the rootstock.

Only from cuttings or by grafting.

other notes:
Sport of the common native hazel, found growing wild in an English hedgerow in the 1860's.
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