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Corylus ave Red Majestic®
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Corylus avellana 'Red Majestic' ®


Description: A rare and unusual red leaved form of the contorted twisted stem hazel. This compact, deciduous shrub provides structure and colour throughout the year. Deep plum-purple foliage in early summer, becoming green- tinted as the leaves mature, then bright purple in autumn, before falling to reveal an exquisite jumble of curiously twisted stems. Pink/purple catkins decorate the tree in late winter and early spring.

Corylus Growing Tips: Will grow well in most soils, preferring a moist, well-drained site. For the best foliage colour, plant in full sun.

Height and Spread (after 10 years): 3m x 3m

General attributes

Award-winning Award-winning
Text Purple Foliage
Text Twisty

Ornamental attributes

Small tree size after 10 years Small tree size after 10 years
Flowering month - February Flowering month - February
Chalk tolerant Chalk tolerant
Clay tolerant Clay tolerant
Shade tolerant Shade tolerant
Hard prune Hard prune