Harry Lauder's Walking Stick (Contorted Filbert) Shrubs

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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This Plants Growzone: 3-9
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

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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.


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Planting Information

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. Bio-tone starter fertilizer is a great starter fertilizer that provides plants with mycorrhizae fungus. It is a naturally-occurring, beneficial fungus that colonizes on the new growing roots of plants. It creates a barrier between the roots of the plant and fungus and pathogens that can cause root rot. We love this product and use it on all plants we install in our own gardens. Bio-tone is a gardener's best friend and can help guarantee your success.


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