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Harry Lauder's Walking Stick, European Filbert


This unique deciduous shrub is grown for its interesting gnarled and strongly twisted branches and trunk. Broadly heart-shaped green foliage turns yellow in fall while showy greenish yellow pendulous catkins brighten the winter months.

Corylus avellana 'Contorta'

Leaf Characteristics

Leaf notes : Leaves turn yellow in autumn.

Leaf length : 2 1/2"

Leaf shape : Broadly heart-shaped; toothed margins

Leaf color : Green

Flower Characteristics

Flower shape : Catkins

Flower color : Yellow

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Deciduous

Average size maturity width : 8-10 ft.

Average size maturity height : 8-10 ft.

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : -40 to -35 F( Z3a)

Sunset zone : 2-9, 14-24

Water requirements : Regular

Light exposure : Partial Sun

Landscape Attributes

Attractive bark :Yes

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