Corkscrew Hazelnut Tree

erikarnJune 17, 2014

Does anyone have a recommendation of where I can purchase a Corkscrew hazelnut tree from an online nursery? They are supposed to be hardy through zone 8. I believe the proper name is Corylus Avellana Contorta. I am having much difficulty finding a place to purchase in Dallas, TX area. Thank you.

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gardener365(5b Illinois USA)

Here's a purple leaf version from a very good nursery.


Here is a link that might be useful: CORYLUS AVELLANA 'RED DRAGON': Klehm's Song Sparrow

    Bookmark   June 17, 2014 at 12:06PM
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floral_uk z.8/9 SW UK

Will Corylus avellana be happy in Dallas?

    Bookmark   June 17, 2014 at 4:46PM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

they are also prone to some disease.. the name of which i forgot.. when it killed my 10 year old plant ...


    Bookmark   June 18, 2014 at 7:50AM
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European hazels are generally susceptible to Eastern Filbert Blight (EFB).

    Bookmark   June 18, 2014 at 2:30PM
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ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

thx corky .... is this one European???

mine was sold as harry lauders walking stick ... and i had it.. long before i learned the latin.. which sure helps using search engines ...

a second issue with HLWS was that they can sucker wildly ... and they all will.. eventually .... and many that do.. are not grafted on contorted understock .... so you ended up it straight pieces growing like mad.. up thru the corkscrew plant .. though mine got the disease.. its suckers were also corkscrew.... win some.. lose some ...


    Bookmark   June 18, 2014 at 2:36PM
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"Will Corylus avellana be happy in Dallas?"
I would try it in quite deep shade, I don't think it will stand the Texas sun. After all it's a understory bush for a cool summer climate.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2014 at 2:50PM
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C. avellana is European Hazel. I think walking stick is a cultivar 'Contorta'. There is some work being done to create resistant Eur. hybrids, but I BELIEVE walking sticks are all susceptible.!/2012/08/eastern-filbert-blight.html

Alternately, you can try stuff like Turkish hazel which is supposedly more resistant. It also doesn't sucker and is a true tree.

    Bookmark   June 18, 2014 at 4:11PM
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