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Corylus maxima 'Purpurea'
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common name: Purple hazel, Purple filbert
synonyms: Corylus maxima 'Atropurpurea', Corylus maxima 'Purple Filbert'
moist soil, clay soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -29°C
USDA zone: 5 to 10
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.
Any fertile, well drained soil. May be pruned to restrict size.