Scientific Name: Corylus avellana 'Contorta' Form: Irregular, Oval - vertical
Common Name:contorted European Filbert, Harry Lauder's walking stick, corkscrew hazel Texture:Medium
Family Name:BetulaceaeHabit: Irregular, Stiffly upright
Plant Type: Shrub - deciduous, Tree - deciduous Mature Size (ht. X w.):3 - 5m x 2 - 3m
Origin: Europe, Garden origin Hardiness Zone:Zone 4: (-34 to -29 C)
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Heavily veined, Pinnate venation, Leathery, Rugose, Pubescent, Orbicular, Double serrate, Undulate (wavy)
Flowers: Catkin (ament), Green-yellow, Brown, Mar- Apr
Fruit: Nut, Brown, Sep- Oct
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Alkaline, Well-drained, Rocky or gravelly or dry
Landscape Uses: Cut flower or foliage, Fall interest, Specimen plant, Wildlife food, Winter interest
Key ID Features:Small tree/shrub, curled/twisted branches; leaves obovate, matte surface, wrinkled, doubly toothed; catkins yellow, male, pendulous, April; fruit nut with leafy involucre.