Corylus avellana 'Contorta'

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  • Common Name: Harry Lauder's Walking Stick
  • Plant Story:

    Great winter interest! Best known for its twirling and twisted branches, Corylus avellana 'Contorta', is a deciduous multi-scrubbed tree with elliptic medium green hairy leaves. Pale yellow inconspicuous flowers give way to showy golden yellow catkins that dangle from contorted stems in the late winter and early spring.

  • Type: Shrub Deciduous
  • Bloom Season: Spring
  • Flower Color: Yellow
  • Has Winter Interest
  • Planting Zone: 4-8
  • Height: 8-10 ft
  • Spread: 8-10 ft
  • Light Requirements:Part Shade
  • Suggested Uses: Specimen tree
  • Leaf: Ovate green leaves
  • Edible: NO
  • Attracts to:
  • Plant Deer Resistant:No
  • Plant Potential Pests:No serious problems
  • Form: Weeping
  • Special Care Instructions:

    INVASIVE! Remove root suckers. Avoid planting in heavy clay.


Harry Lauder's Walking Stick - Additional Photos