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Corylus avellana 'Red Majestic' (Hazel 'Red Majestic' )

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
4m
Max height
4m
Max spread
10-20 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Corylus avellana 'Red Majestic'

Other names

Hazel 'Red Majestic' , Filbert 'Red Majestic'

Genus

Corylus Corylus

Variety or Cultivar

'Red Majestic' _ 'Red Majestic' is an upright, medium-sized, deciduous shrub or small tree with twisted branches bearing broadly heart-shaped, wrinkled, toothed leaves, bright red-purple in spring turning red-flushed, green in summer. Purple-red catkins on bare stems in winter are followed by red nuts in autumn.


Corylus avellana 'Red Majestic' is: Deciduous

Tree shape

Upright

Flower

Reddish-purple in Spring; Reddish-purple in Winter

Foliage

Reddish-purple in Spring; Flushed purple, Green in Summer; Green, Flushed purple, Flushed bronze in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Caterpillars , Gall mites , Sawflies , Squirrels Aphids , Caterpillars , Gall mites , Sawflies , Squirrels

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 1 or 8. To maximise nut production break the sideshoots half way along their length in late summer. Then shorten these shoots to 3-4 buds when the catkins are shedding pollen in late winter. Remove up to one third of old overcrowded shoots

Propagation methods

Budding, Grafting


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Where to grow

Corylus avellana 'Red Majestic' (Hazel 'Red Majestic' ) will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 4m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance, Wildflower, Wildlife

Cultivation

Plant in moist, free-draining, ideally alkaline soil in full sun or partial shade. To maximise nut production, grow as a bush. Keep soil clear in a 60cm radius around trunk. Grow at least two cultivars for pollination.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Corylus avellana 'Red Majestic'

Other names

Hazel 'Red Majestic' , Filbert 'Red Majestic'

Genus

Corylus Corylus

Variety or Cultivar

'Red Majestic' _ 'Red Majestic' is an upright, medium-sized, deciduous shrub or small tree with twisted branches bearing broadly heart-shaped, wrinkled, toothed leaves, bright red-purple in spring turning red-flushed, green in summer. Purple-red catkins on bare stems in winter are followed by red nuts in autumn.

Foliage

Deciduous

Tree shape

Upright


Colour

Flower

Reddish-purple in Spring; Reddish-purple in Winter

Foliage

Reddish-purple in Spring; Flushed purple, Green in Summer; Green, Flushed purple, Flushed bronze in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Caterpillars , Gall mites , Sawflies , Squirrels

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 1 or 8. To maximise nut production break the sideshoots half way along their length in late summer. Then shorten these shoots to 3-4 buds when the catkins are shedding pollen in late winter. Remove up to one third of old overcrowded shoots

Propagation methods

Budding, Grafting


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Corylus avellana 'Red Majestic' (Hazel 'Red Majestic' ) will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 4m after 10-20 years.

Suggested uses

Cottage/Informal, Flower Arranging, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance, Wildflower, Wildlife

Cultivation

Plant in moist, free-draining, ideally alkaline soil in full sun or partial shade. To maximise nut production, grow as a bush. Keep soil clear in a 60cm radius around trunk. Grow at least two cultivars for pollination.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5, Zone 4, Zone 3

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Corylus avellana 'Red Majestic' (Hazel 'Red Majestic' )

Common pest name

Asian longhorn beetle; Starry sky beetle

Scientific pest name

Anoplophora glabripennis

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

Recognised threat to a wide range of deciduous tress native to the UK. Already regulated it is a priority for continued surveillance and statutory action. The risk of entry is further mitigated by EU legislation requiring the monitoring of wooden packaging material originating from China.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Corylus avellana 'Red Majestic' (Hazel 'Red Majestic' )

Common pest name

Lemon tree borer

Scientific pest name

Oemona hirta

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Wood boring beetle native to New Zealand with a wide host range of trees and shrubs. The UK will press for consideration of UK listing.

Defra's Risk register #3

Plant name

Corylus avellana 'Red Majestic' (Hazel 'Red Majestic' )

Common pest name

Scientific pest name

Spilostethus pandurus

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Seed bug unlikely to pose a significant threat to UK plant health.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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

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Leaves have turned green!

My pot-grown Red Majestic was looking a lovely bronzy-red, but this summer it's turned a dull green. What would have caused this, and what can I do to restore the red foliage?Thanks. read more

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

Corylus avellana red majestic

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