Corylus Avellana Contorta


Corylus Avellana Contorta, Corkscrew Hazel. A slow growing rounded and broadly spreading deciduous shrub. Heart-shaped green leaves and strongly twisted stems, that are particularly effective in winter. Bears yellow catkins late winter early spring. Max Height 5m. Max Spread 5m.



Plant in fertile well drained soil. Full Sun / Partial Shade, Hardy.


General Shrub Planting and care

  • Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • If the Shrub is being planted in a lawn remove a circle of turf.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base. Adding a bucketful of planting compost.
  • Remove the pot gently, if well rooted cut off the pot.
  • Position used. Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in, water the Shrub and area thoroughly.
  • Water regular until Shrub is established.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.