Corylus avellana ‘Red Majestic’ ® Corylus

Corylus

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

Attributes

  • Tree shape: Contorted
  • Flowering month: February
  • Leaf colour: Purple
  • S Size: Small
  • Chalk tolerant
  • Can be hard pruned

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