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CORYLUS avellana 'Contorta'
Tortuous Hazel


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:: Betulaceae :: CORYLUS :: avellana :: 'Contorta'
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Twisted branches are highly visible in winter. Yellow drooping catkins, which appear in January, are an attraction of the garden at that time.


The branches are used in floral art.

Spontaneous tortuous mutation of Common Hazel, propagated by graft on it.

European shrub or small tree with multiple trunks forming a tuft of 10-12 branches up to 3-4 m. The leaves are deciduous, heart-shaped toothed with a tip. Male catkins of 6 cm, yellowish, appear in February-March ; female flowers spikes are erected.

The hazelnut is an edible fruit. It contains a single seed, the almond. It is protected by an involucre before maturity (bracts).

  • Uses: Specimen

Global caracteristics:

  • Type of foliage: deciduous
  • Habit: bushy
  • Height: 5 m x 3.50 m (16 ft x 11.5 ft)
  • Growth: medium
  • Flowering period: January to March
  • Époque de fructification : September-October

Shape and colours:

  • Couleur du bois : beige
  • Foliage shape: heart shaped
  • Foliage colour: light green
  • Foliage colour in autumn: orange yellow
  • Flowers shape: catkins
  • Flowers colour: cream yellow
  • Forme des fruits : egg-shell
  • Couleur des fruits : brown


  • Exposure: sun, part-shade
  • Hardiness: - 30 °C (-22 °F - USDA zone 4b)