Corylus Avellana Contorta - Corkscrew Hazel Tree
Contorted or corkscrew shrubs are popular features, few more so than the corkscrew hazel or Harry Lauder's walkingstick. The corkscrew hazel will ultimately reach 2m (6ft).
Winter is its season, when the curiously contorted stems stand out against a clear sky and then develop their fine catkins before the spring foliage appears. Fully hardy, this shrub prefers sunny or semi-shaded sites in fertile, well-drained soil.
The Royal Horticultural Society has given it the Award of Garden Merit.
Decorative pot not included