Corylus Maxima Purpurea


Corylus Maxima Purpurea, Filbert. Upright deciduous tree-like shrub with heart-shaped dark purple leaves. Bears yellow purple tinged catkins late winter early spring. Produces edible hazelnuts in tubular husks ripening in autumn. Max Height 6m. Max Spread 5m.


Plant in fertile well drained soil. Full Sun, 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.