Twisted hazel

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We were lucky enough to inherit this wonderful twisted hazel (‘Corylus contorta’) when we began gardening here.  It really is a stunner, with year-round interest.  It never looks better though, than at this time of year when its whippy base shoots are pruned off, just in time for its winter show of twisted branches.  We keep the off-shoots to be used in various ways; the very twisted ones are excellent for Christmas decorations and the straighter ones make great canes for the vegetable garden.

One Response to “Twisted hazel”

  1. Throckmorton Says:

    Twisted Hazel was the name of a cousin of mine, a fine woman but she had a very quick temper

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