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botanical name:
Corylus avellana 'Red Majestic'
Corylus avellana 'Red Majestic' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Red Corkskrew Hazel
family:  Corylaceae
characteristics: shrub
height: 3.50m
width: 3.50m
growth rate: slow
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: maroon
flower colour: purple
fruit colour: brown
stem/bark: brown
main season: All Year
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -29°C
USDA zone: 5 to 10
A form of the corkscrew hazel with the same twisted branches and twigs, but dusky purple-red foliage. The drooping catkins and later on the nut cases are also reddish purple tinted.

Any reasonably fertile, moist soil in sun or part shade. Best foliage colour in sun.
Normally found as grafted plants, cut out any straight stems growing up from the rootstock.

Only from cuttings or by grafting.

other notes:
Cross between Corylus avellana 'Contorta and the purple hazel, introduced by Notcutt's Nurseries.
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