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Corylus maxima 'Purpurea'Filbert

4 Options from £19.99

Hardy Shrub
What is Hardy Shrub?
Woody plant, usually having a permanent framework of branches.
Capable of withstanding outdoor winter temperatures down to -15C.
1 x 3 litre potted corylus plant £19.99 Despatch: within 7 days
2 x 3 litre potted corylus plants £34.99 Despatch: within 7 days
1 x 7.5 litre potted corylus plant £24.99 Despatch: within 7 days
2 x 7.5 litre potted corylus plants £39.99 Despatch: within 7 days
Please note: This product cannot be delivered outside the United Kingdom.
Description How to Grow More Info Delivery Video
Commonly known as the Purple Filbert, this hardy deciduous shrub gives plenty of seasonal interest. From February its golden yellow catkins drip from bare branches creating lovely silhouettes in winter borders. As the spring progresses the purple, heart-shaped foliage adds a splash of colour, and tubular husks form to surround the edible nuts. Corylus maxima 'Purpurea' makes a superb specimen plant for cottage garden, and woodland areas. Like all Hazelnuts with coloured foliage, this variety is most vibrant when grown in full sun. Height: 6m (20’). 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.

Cottage Gardens, Specimen Plant, Woodland Garden


Full sun

Up to 600cm (236.2in)

Up to 500cm (196.9in)

Easy for all

Easy for all

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

1 x 3 litre potted corylus plant (73876)
2 x 3 litre potted corylus plants (T73877P)
1 x 7.5 litre potted corylus plant (73878)
2 x 7.5 litre potted corylus plants (T73879P)

Flowering Months
Feed and water Hazel regularly until fully established. Once established Corylus requires little maintenance. Remove any crossing, damaged or misplaced stems in late winter or early spring to maintain a pleasing shape and open habit.
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.


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 £1.95.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £4.95.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.90 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.

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For your complete peace of mind, our Home and Garden products may be returned to us within 30 days of purchase for a refund of the purchase price. Items must be returned unused, at your cost and in mint condition. All items carry a manufacturer's 12 month defects warranty.