Harry Lauder's Walking Stick Shrubs Contorted Filbert Corylus avellana 'Contorta' Corkscrew hazel potted plant in a front garden Harry Lauder's Walking Stick (Contorted Filbert) Shrub
Harry Lauder's Walking Stick Shrubs Contorted Filbert Corylus avellana 'Contorta' Corkscrew hazel potted plant in a front garden Harry Lauder's Walking Stick (Contorted Filbert) Shrub

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Harry Lauder's Walking Stick (Contorted Filbert)

Corylus avellana 'Contorta'

Harry Lauder's Walking Stick, a.k.a., Contorted Filbert, is a unique, deciduous plant known for its twisted branches - which makes it a fantastic winter landscape specimen. An interesting addition to any garden, the greenish-yellow catkins impress and help brighten up your garden.

Growzone: 3-9

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Definitely, a unique looking tree, the Harry Lauder's Walking Stick (Contorted Filbert) makes for an engaging centerpiece for any landscape project. Its multi-trunk is accompanied by a maze of corkscrew-like branches with cascading, golden-yellow flowers.


Growing Zone: 3-9
Mature Height: 8 to 10 Feet
Mature Width: 8 to 10 Feet
Classification: Deciduous shrub
Sunlight: Full sun to partial shade
Habit: Weeping
Flower Color: Yellow catkins
Foliage: Green
Soil Condition: Any well drained soil
Water Requirements: Water well until established
Uses: Extremely attractive when used as a focal point in the mixed border, mass planting, or a specimen planting
This Plants Growzone: 3-9 Harry Lauder's Walking Stick (Contorted Filbert) Hardiness Zone

How to Care for Harry Lauder's Walking Stick (Contorted Filbert)

Before you buy a Harry Lauder's Walking Stick Plant, make sure to read about the recommended care instructions to keep this plant healthy and thriving.

How do I mulch Harry Lauder's Walking Sticks?

How do I mulch Harry Lauder's Walking Sticks?

We highly recommend that you mulch your Harry Lauder's Walking Stick with either a ground hardwood mulch or a ground cypress mulch depending on your local availability. Any type of mulch will do, but cypress or hardwood mulch will be of a higher quality and provide better nutrition overall as they breakdown. Mulching helps to keep weeds away that will compete with your new investment for water and nutrients. A 2 to 3-inch layer of mulch is sufficient, but remember to take care not to cover any part of the stem of the plant with mulch. It's better to leave a one-inch gap of space between the mulch and the stem or trunk of the plant.

How do I water my Contorted Filbert?

How do I water my Contorted Filbert?

After back filling and lightly compacting the 50/50 mix of existing soil and compost give the Harry Lauder's Walking Stick a good, deep watering. This is not to be rushed. Most of the water you put on the plant at first will run away from the plant until the soil is soaked. A general rule of thumb is to count to 5 for every one gallon of pot size. For example, a one gallon pot would be watered until you count to 5; a three gallon pot would be 15; and so on. Check the plant daily for the first week or so and then every other day there after. Water Harry Lauder's Walking Stick shrubs, or Contorted Filbert, using the counting method for the first few weeks.

How do I plant a Harry Lauder's plant?

How do I plant a Harry Lauder's plant?

We suggest when planting your newly purchased Harry Lauder's Walking Stick that you dig a hole twice as wide as the root system but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil, you may need to add a locally-sourced compost or topsoil to the backfill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a backfill soil for Harry Lauder's Walking Stick because more times than not these products will retain entirely to much moisture and will cause the root system to rot. Adding compost or topsoil will help the young feeder roots of Harry Lauder's Walking Stick spread through the loose, nutrient-rich soil much easier than if you used solely the existing soil, which more times than not will be hard and compacted. The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant too deep. That is why we do not recommend planting in a hole any deeper than the soil line of the plant in the pot. A good rule is that you should still be able to see the soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole.

How to fertilize Contorted Filbert?

How to fertilize Contorted Filbert?

When first planting, we recommend Bio-tone by espoma. Maintaining a constant low level of fertility will keep your trees healthy throughout the year. Avoid using high Nitrogen lawn fertilizer on Harry Lauder's Walking Sticks. Harry Lauder's Walking Sticks look best and develop thicker stems when allowed to grow at a slower speed. Fertilizing your Harry Lauder's Walking Stick with the proper type of fertilizer should be done either in late winter while the ground is still cold, or after the last freeze in spring. I recommend using a slow or controlled release type fertilizer. When using a slow-release pellet-type fertilizer, it is best to bore holes about 6 inches deep into the soil about half way between the main trunk and the drip line of the branches. Liquid fertilizers encourage Harry Lauder's Walking Sticks to grow instantly, and this is not recommended as early freezes in fall and late freezes in spring will cause damage or kill your tree. We recommend Espoma Tree-tone as a balanced organic fertilizer.


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