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Corylus avellana Contorta - Corkscrew Hazel

Corylus avellana Contorta is a cultivar of Hazel with twisting, corkscrew branches; hence the common name, corkscrew hazel. This plant is at its best in winter when the branches are on full display and can be cut for use in flower arrangements. Like the species, yellow catkins are visible in early spring and are followed by dark green slightly contorted leaves. Does best on well drained, chalky soil, in full sun or partial shade.

Plant Profile

Name: Corylus avellana Contorta

Common Name: Corkscrew Hazel

Family: Betulaceae

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