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The Purple Hazel, Corylus maxima Purpurea, is a variety of Filbert Hazel with superbly rich purple leaves. This ornamental tree is also a very productive cropper and its big, tasty nuts have a pretty, wine-purple tinge inside them. It is very hardy and suitable for any soil, although it is not quite as good in the shade as ordinary Filberts.
Purple Hazel is a good hedging plant, but we would recommend Common hazel (if you want nuts) or Copper Beech (if you want purple leaves) instead for this purpose: both are cheaper than Purple Hazel.
Purple Hazel can reach about 10 metres if it grows freely as a tree.
Purple Hazel plants are delivered bareroot during winter (Nov-March) and pot-grown year round. Bareroot Purple Hazel trees are cheaper than pot grown plants. Pot grown Purple Hazel is available in the largest sizes.
All our sapling trees are measured by their height in centimetres above the ground (the roots or pots aren't measured).
Spacing a Purple Hazel hedge:
Purple Hazel can be added to a mixed hedge: they are good hedging plants, but Common hazel is cheaper & because you will be clipping your hedge, you won't get very many nuts.
Plant Purple Hazel hedging at 3 plants per metre, 33cms apart.
You can also plant Purple Hazel at 5 plants per metre in a staggered double row, with 33 cms between each plant along the row and 40cms between the rows.
General description of Purple Hazel plants:
The Purple filbert is an excellent specimen tree, with long pink catkins in early spring that attract hungry bees, followed by dark plum-purple foliage that turns into a jumble of different colours in autumn.
History & uses of Corylus maxima Purpurea
Purple Hazel has won an RHS Award of Garden Merit for being easy to grow and lovely to look at.
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