Corylus avellana 'Contorta'
Harry Lauder's Walking Stick
The Corylus avellana 'Contorta' can be recognised by it's twisting branches and twigs. Catkins appear before leaves in the early spring and are a pale yellow in colour. The leaves are a dark green, that turn yellow in the autumn, round in shape and have a rough feeling to them.
Generally not harvested but stems can be taken for floral arrangements.
Attracts useful insects
Full Sun, Partial Sun
Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
This low maintenance tree can be used as hedging or screens as well as being included in Informal Garden, Wildflower meadows or Wildlife Gardens for architectural interest.
Can be attacked by caterpillars, gall mites, sawflies and squirrels.