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Corkscrew Hazelnut Tree

Posted by erikarn (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 17, 14 at 11:41

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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RE: Corkscrew Hazelnut Tree

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

Dax

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


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RE: Corkscrew Hazelnut Tree

Will Corylus avellana be happy in Dallas?


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RE: Corkscrew Hazelnut Tree

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

ken


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RE: Corkscrew Hazelnut Tree

European hazels are generally susceptible to Eastern Filbert Blight (EFB).


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RE: Corkscrew Hazelnut Tree

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 ...

ken


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RE: Corkscrew Hazelnut Tree

"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.


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RE: Corkscrew Hazelnut Tree

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.

http://gardening-time.blogspot.com/2012/08/eastern-filbert-blight.html#!/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.


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