corylus avellana ‘contorta’

corylus avellana contorta

corylus avellana contorta

I bought this plant around five years ago. But only recently has it started to show its true beauty. An aged, almost antique piece for the garden The ‘corkscrew hazel’ as it is commonly known produces tiny catkins which develop around the winter period.

I found it very difficult to get a really good photograph – but still, another little gem of intrigue for the garden. Valentines day is not so far off. If you’re not really one for the 10,000 euro bunch of chrysanthemums [including delivery..?], then this ones for you. Enjoy!

4 replies
  1. peter donegan MI Hort
    peter donegan MI Hort says:

    Hi Nezza,
    great to see you back again! it is a little bit funky and fits quite rightly into my favourite plants list. In this delightful irish weather [?!!] it is pure inspiration that odd can often be so beautiful.

    slan go foill
    peter

  2. nezza
    nezza says:

    Yes – I must apologise for not visiting more often. *hangs head in shame* I think I sort of forget about gardens a bit over the winter months. But things are definitely waking up now, and it’s got the juices flowing again. 🙂

    That hazel really is something though. We had a beautiful day here today. Very springlike – bit worrying since it’s still early Feb really – and I spent quite a bit of it outside and I feel soooo much better for it.

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