Corylus avellana ‘Contorta’

Botanical Name: Corylus avellana ‘Contorta’

Phonetic: Kore-ill-uss ah-vel-lah-nuh kon-tore-tuh

Common Name(s): Harry Lauder’s Walking Stick

Family: Betulaceae
Origin: Europe, western Asia, northern Africa
Plant Type: Shrub
Persistence: Deciduous

Leaf Type: Simple, double serrate, elliptic-ovate
Number of Leaflets:
Leaf Color: Medium green
Fall Color: Yellow
Texture: Medium
Density: Medium
Bloom Season: Spring
Flower Color(s): Yellowish-brown (male)

Exposure: Full sun to part shade
USDA: 4-8
Growth Rate:                          
Height: 8-10 Feet
Spread: 8-10 Feet
Hydrozone: Medium
Pest/Diseases: Black knot, crown gall, apple mosaic virus, leaf spot, scale, Japanese bettles
Soil: Moist, organically rich, well-drained soils

Features: Low maintenance, showy flowers, thicket forming, multi-trunked, smooth light bark,nuts are known as cobnuts, used for nut production, edible
Uses: Hedge, naturalized areas, group plantings, shrub borders, woodland margins, patio edges, along sidewalks, near porches, container

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