Corylus maxima Purpurea (Purple Leaved Hazel)
- Usually Flowers : January, February
Vigorous, deciduous shrub or small tree with deep purple leaves. Purplish catkins with yellow anthers hang from bare branches in late winter. Ht.6mt.(20ft.). Edible nuts form in autumn. Grow in full sun or partial shade on fertile, well-drained soil. Good for hedging or as specimen plant.
- Usually Flowers : July, August, September
Spreading, evergreen shrub with spiny, glossy, dark green holly-like leaves. Long, drooping, catkin-like racemes of vanilla-scented greenish-white flowers from July to September. Ht.5mt.(15ft.). Grows in sun or partial shade on fertile, well-drained soil. Frost hardy. Good trained against a sunny, sheltered wall.