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botanical name:
Corylus maxima 'Purpurea'
Corylus maxima 'Purpurea' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Purple hazel, Purple filbert
synonyms:  Corylus maxima 'Atropurpurea', Corylus maxima 'Purple Filbert'
family:  Corylaceae
characteristics: tree
height: 6.00m
width: 4.50m
growth rate: fast
growth habit: broad headed
leaf colour: purple
flower colour: yellow
fruit colour: brown
main season: Summer
edible symbol edible
aspect: full sun
conditions: moist soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -29°C
USDA zone: 5 to 10
description:
Small tree or can be kept as a large bushy shrub by pruning. Strong growing with bold purple foliage. In Spring the yellow catkins are also purple tinted. Mature plants will produce nuts, encased in purple-tinged husks, in autumn.

cultivation:
Any fertile, well drained soil. May be pruned to restrict size.

propagation:
By grafting.

other notes:
RHS AGM

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