Corylus avellana Contorta (Corkscew Hazel)
- Usually Flowers : January, February
Deciduous, bushy shrub with curiously twisted shoots and broad, sharply toothed, mid green leaves. Pendant, pale yellow catkins cover bare branches in late winter. Ht.6mt.(20ft.). Grow in full sun or partial shade on fertile, well-drained soil. Good specimen plant.
Cotinus x dummeri Grace (Smoke Bush)
- Usually Flowers : July, August
Vigorous, deciduous, shrub with rounded rich purple leaves. Purplish-pink flowers in large feathery plumes giving 'smokey' effect. July to August. Ht.6mt.(20ft.). Leaves turn brilliant red in autumn. Grow in full sun or part shade and moist, well-drained soil. Good at back of border or as specimen.