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Re: Can anyone identify this shrub?

Message from Kate Rose

In forum: Identify a plant

Thanks both. I think it's a corylus due to the catkins.

  • Posted: Thu. 16th November 2017 08:44

Re: Re: Re: Can anyone identify this shrub?

Message from Nicola

In forum: Identify a plant

HI Kate, another suggestion from our social media is also Corylus avellana another name for Hazel or possibly Corylus avellana 'Aurea' also known as Golden hazel. I hope that helps?

  • Posted: Thu. 16th November 2017 06:53

Re: Re: Can anyone identify this shrub?

Message from Nicola

In forum: Identify a plant

Thank you Elaine! Here is hazel nut and here is witch hazel I hope that helps? Thanks Nicola

  • Posted: Wed. 15th November 2017 15:06

Re: There are shoots growing out from the base. Should I remove these

Message from ELAINE HUTSON

In forum: Corylus avellana 'Red Majestic'

Corylus tend to have suckers come up all the time, so it is an ongoing task to remove them, go as deep as you can and cut them off.

  • Posted: Mon. 8th September 2014 13:36

Re: Can anyone identify this shrub please?

Message from ELAINE HUTSON

In forum: Identify a plant

Need a close of the leaves, there is a shrub called corylus contorta, or Harry Lauder's walking stick, it gets catkins in early spring, but then there are a lot of contorted shrubs, and your description of long leaves does not fit the corylus, the leaves look like hazelnut to which it is related. Google corylus contorta and see if it looks anything like it.

  • Posted: Sat. 1st December 2012 23:05

Re: Can anyone identify this shrub please?

Message from Mrs Phyl Wallin

In forum: Identify a plant

I'm guessing this shrub might be a corylus or contorta but it doesn't have flowers, only long curly leaves in the summer. This photo was taken in 2008 and the plant is now a lot taller and "leggy". I would like to know how to prune it. Can anybody help?

  • Posted: Sat. 1st December 2012 08:54

Re: problem

Message from Kathy C

In forum: Corylus avellana 'Red Majestic'

Hi, Philip,
Is it pruned regularly to encourage flower/fruit production? The pruning advice/'how to grow' information on the 'Red Majestic' page here on Shoot is quite thorough on how to go about pruning.
All the best,
Kathy C

  • Posted: Mon. 13th August 2012 22:24


Question from Philip Lally

In forum: Corylus avellana 'Red Majestic'

why doesn't my Corylus Majestic produce catkins and nuts? It is treated exactly the same as the green variety.

  • Posted: Sun. 12th August 2012 14:32

Re: Corylus disease?

Message from Patricia Jones

In forum: Corylus avellana 'Contorta'

Probably cold wind on the soft leaves. Provide a bit of a windbreak if possible they are woodland edge plants so too much harsh wind and sun! might cause it stress.

  • Posted: Sun. 17th June 2012 15:28

Corylus disease?

Question from Bob Kwitkin

In forum: Corylus avellana 'Contorta'

My Corylus avellana contorta seems to have the right side leaves turning brown and dying. What do you suggest I do to save the shrub? Spray? Prune?


  • Posted: Sun. 17th June 2012 09:58

Re: straight contorta

Message from Kathy C

In forum: Corylus avellana 'Contorta'

Hi, Rebecca,
Some contorted Corylus sold on the market are plants that have been grafted onto a non-contorting rootstock so what the plant is doing is reverting back to the genetic characteristics of that rootstock. you should prune out the straight bits. Typically, this corylus needs only light pruning when dormant. However, it can handle a harder prune in this case but it will probably look lopsided for some time.
Kathy C

  • Posted: Wed. 28th March 2012 22:48


Comment from victoria whatling

In forum: Corylus avellana

I am thinking of planting Corylus avellana in soil that has a pH of 6.5.Do you think it will thrive?

  • Posted: Sun. 25th March 2012 15:48

straight contorta

Question from rebecca wingar

In forum: Corylus avellana 'Contorta'

I planted a corylus in my garden 3 years ago and it is thriving, but I have noticed that at least half of the new shoots are straight, so half of the plant is twisted and half is straight. Can anyone tell me if this is usual and if I can do anything about it. Thanks in advance.

  • Posted: Thu. 22nd March 2012 18:14

Re: Cut down cob nut tree

Message from Kathy C

In forum: Garden design

Hi, Val,
I'm sorry about your tree :( If the roots recover from the damage, it should sprout new shoots as the tree surgeon said - Corylus does this readily. Of course, the shape/silhouette may be quite different but they grow relatively quickly so you will get your woodland garden back in a few years. I'm assuming the tree surgeon saw definite signs of life when he cut it back?
Kathy C

  • Posted: Wed. 22nd February 2012 18:30

Re: What is this?????

Message from Carol

In forum: Identify a plant

Looks like a twisted (or contorted) hazel to me - aren't those hazelnuts in the first picture? (Corylus avellana?)

  • Posted: Sun. 10th April 2011 20:09

Corylus avellana red majestic

Comment from Christopher Rowley

In forum: Corylus avellana 'Red Majestic'

listed by bluebell nursery

  • Posted: Sat. 8th January 2011 15:46

Re: Corylus avellana Contorta

Message from Katy Elton

In forum: Corylus avellana 'Contorta'

Hi Dawn,

Ants tend to be present if there is a food source for them, which on plants is usually honeydew, which is the sticky excretion of sap sucking insects such as aphids. Can you see any evidence of aphids on closer inspection? If so I’d recommend spraying the plant with soapy water to get rid of them.

The presence of aphids may fit in with the unhealthy leaves you are seeing, although this could also be as a result of conditions. Have you been feeding and watering the tree regularly? Plants in containers need more attention than those planted in the ground, so it’s important to do this regularly.

Hope this helps. Don’t forget to add to your ‘plants I have’ list to receive regular care updates http://www.shootgardening.co.uk/plant/corylus-avellana-contorta?referrer=%2Fplant%2Fsearch%3Fq%3DCorylus+avellana+Contorta%26amp%3Bsearch_submit_x%3D50%26amp%3Bsearch_submit_y%3D17


  • Posted: Thu. 22nd July 2010 14:32

Corylus avellana Contorta

Question from Dawn Haynes

In forum: Corylus avellana 'Contorta'

I have recently purchased a Corylus avellana Contorta. It is about 3ft tall and I have it in a large container on my patio. I have noticed that the leaves are starting to go brown. Also the plant is covered in ants. I think there may be an ants nest in the container, although I did repot it and didn't notice any then. What is the best way to get rid of the ants without killing the plant and also are the leaves going brown anything to do with the ants. Thank you.

  • Posted: Tue. 20th July 2010 09:34

Corylus avellana

Comment from Miriam Mesa-Villalba

In forum: Corylus avellana

Reddish-brown nuts in a green husk are seen on hazel in the late summer and autumn; but these are generally eaten quickly by squirrels, woodpeckers, tits, nuthatches, mice or even dormice, which sometimes make their nests in hazel bushes.

  • Posted: Fri. 15th May 2009 08:03


Comment from Mari Karkkainen

In forum: Corylus avellana 'Contorta'

Corylus avellana 'Contorta' is good alternative for Salix babylonica var. pekingensis 'Tortuosa' as it is slow growing. This one is also great for flower arranging.

  • Posted: Thu. 14th May 2009 17:01