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Corylus avellana 'Contorta'Corkscrew Hazel, Harry Lauder's Walking Stick

Hardy Shrub

What is Hardy Shrub?
Woody plant, usually having a permanent framework of branches.
Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.
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Curious twisted branches give a most distinctive appearance

A superb feature for winter borders, woodland areas and oriental planting schemes

Hardy and easy to grow

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Height Up to 500cm (196.9in)
Spread Up to 500cm (196.9in)

Hardy Shrub

cottage gardenscut flower gardenspecimen plantwoodland garden

Sun or semi shade

Flowering Months

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Curious twisted branches give the Corkscrew Hazel a most distinctive appearance. Yellow catkins dangle elegantly from the bare stems in February before the contorted small green leaves unfurl. With its crooked stems, this deciduous shrub makes a superb feature for winter borders, woodland areas, and oriental planting schemes. The twisted stems are much loved by florists too. Corylus avellana 'Contorta' is hardy and easy to grow, earning it an RHS Award of Garden Merit. Height and spread: 5m (16’).

Plant height and spread is seasonal therefore we list by pot size rather than a defined plant size. The height and spread of the plant delivered will vary depending on the season, meaning arrival images are an indication only.

2 x 7 litre potted corylus trees (TKA2024)
2 x 4 litre potted corylus trees (T73875P)
1 x 7 litre potted corylus tree (KA2023)
1 x 4 litre potted corylus tree (73874)

How to Grow
Grow Hazel plants in any fertile, well drained soil in full sun or semi-shade. Varieties with coloured foliage will be at thjeir best when grown in full sun. Corylus tolerates alkaline soils well, making it useful in chalky areas.
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Feed and water Hazel regularly until fully established. Once established Corylus requires little maintenance; however the twisted stems of Corylus avellana 'Contorta' can be cut back to just a few buds from the base of the plant, to promote fresh contorted stems for the following season. Alternatively, simply remove any crossing, damaged or misplaced stems in late winter or early spring to maintain a pleasing shape and open habit.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £4.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

Thompson & Morgan strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3



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