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Corylus ave Aurea
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Corylus avellana 'Aurea'


Description: A robust bushy shrub which produces beautiful bright primrose yellow catkins in February, turning to gold as they age. Catkins are followed by attractive yellow-green foliage in spring. Easily grown in most soil, this hardy, deciduous tree can be coppiced or hard pruned in spring. Excellent as a contrast to the red forms such as Corylus avellana ‘Red Majestic’ and Corylus maxima ‘Purpurea’. 

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): 4m x 3m

General attributes

Text Yellow Foliage
Text Bushy

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
Wet tolerant Wet tolerant
Hard prune Hard prune