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CORYLUS maxima 'Purpurea'
Purple Hazel


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:: Betulaceae :: CORYLUS :: maxima :: 'Purpurea'
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Main asset

Vigorous shrub with edible fruits, hosting an important auxiliary fauna. It is widely used in hedgerows.

Mediterranean vigorous shrub or small tree with multiple trunks forming a tuft of 10-12 branches up to 6 m. The leaves are deciduous, heart-shaped purple. Male catkins of 5-7 cm, redish, appear in February-March ; female flowers spikes are erected.

The hazelnut are edible.

  • Uses: Natural hedges

Global caracteristics:

  • Type of foliage: deciduous
  • Habit: bushy
  • Height: 6 m x 5m (20 ft x 16 ft)
  • Growth: fast
  • Flowering period: January to March
  • Époque de fructification : September-October

Shape and colours:

  • Couleur du bois : beige
  • Foliage shape: heart shaped
  • Foliage colour: purple
  • Foliage colour in autumn: orange
  • Flowers shape: catkins
  • Flowers colour: red
  • Forme des fruits : egg-shell
  • Couleur des fruits : brown


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