Genus Betula can be deciduous trees or shrubs, usually colouring well in autumn and often with striking white, pink, or peeling brown bark; separate male and female catkins open before or with the leaves in spring.
Details Hand grafted and propagated at Lime Cross Nursery, Corylus avellana ‘Contorta' is a large deciduous shrub with highly contorted and twisted branches bearing broadly ovate leaves and pendent yellow male catkins in late winter and early spring; useful for winter flower arrangements.
Soil Type: Normal, heavy clay, light sandy, chalk, loam. Aspect: Full sun. Foliage Type: Deciduous. Foliage Colour: Yellow - green leaves. Pot Size:12 Litre. Ultimate Height: 8m. Ultimate Spread: 4-8m. Growth Rate: 10 - 20 years. Special Attributes: Makes a great accent plant for the garden landscape.