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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
description:
Well know for its peculiar twisted branches and twigs. Drooping tassel like catkins appearing before the leaves in spring.

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

propagation:
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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