Harry Lauder's Walking Stick

Corylus avellana 'Contorta' (Own Root)

SKU
01745
A unique deciduous shrub treasured for its interesting gnarled and twisted branches. It has terrific foliage color in fall, and showy greenish yellow catkins that brighten the winter scene. A thrilling specimen for winter landscapes. Adapts well to large containers. Will not produce suckers common from the understock of grafted plants.
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Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.

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Botanical PronunciationKOR-ih-lus av-el-AY-nuh
Average Size at MaturitySlowly reaches 10 to 15 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeWinter to Early Spring
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Contemporary, Rustic
Growth HabitWeeping
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseContainer, Firescaping/Fire Wise, Specimen, Woodland Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Waterwise, Year-round Interest
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
Companion PlantsDappled Willow (Salix integra); Arborvitae (Thuja); Beautyberry (Callicarpa); Dogwood (Cornus); Sumac (Rhus)

Grows best in organically rich, well-drained soils. Water deeply and regularly during the first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency, once established. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 3-9

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