Frank P Matthews
Purple leaf Filbert
Large, vigorous shrub with striking long claret red catkins and purple foliage. Edible purple fruits.
Green, heart shaped foliage turns yellow in autumn. Long yellow male catkins. Small red female flowers followed by edible nuts.
Harry Lauder's Walking Stick
Slow growing shrub/small tree with highly unusual twisted ‘corkscrew’ like branches. With golden-yellow catkin.
Vigorous upright, deep red purple young leaves turning dark green. Red husks with frilly margins.
A soft yellow leaved form excellent in contrast with the Purple-leaf Filbert. Height after 10yr 4m/13ft.
Small, deeply lobed, textured, dark green leaves. Yellow catkins in early spring. Height after 10yr 3m.
Small, dense, dome-shaped tree with graceful, weeping branches. Long catkins and yellow autumn colour.
Red leaved form. Corkscrew twisted shoots, dark purple leaves. Purple catkins turning purple-green.
‘The Turkish Hazel’. The corky corrugated bark is an interesting feature. Height after 10yrs 6m/20ft.
Leaves retain their dark purple/red colour through summer and into autumn. Edible nuts in autumn.