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Corylus avellana 'Anny's Red Dwarf'

Small, slow-growing, shrubby hazel about 2m tall, with upright growth, a dense, round crown and dark burgundy slightly heart-shaped toothed leaves, turning reddish bronze in autumn. Yellow spring catkins are followed by edible reddish-brown fruit in summer/autumn

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Size
Ultimate height
1.5–2.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
5–10 years
Ultimate spread
1–1.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Alkaline, Neutral, Acid
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Yellow Red Purple
Summer Red Purple
Autumn Gold Red Red Brown
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

East–facing or South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H6
Botanical details
Family
Betulaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Bushy
Genus

Corylus are deciduous trees and large shrubs with broad leaves, and showy male catkins in early spring, followed by edible nuts

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in any moist but well-drained soil in sun or partial shade, ideal for chalky soils and best leaf colour in full sun. For more information see cobnuts and filberts

Propagation

Propagate by layering or stooling or removing rooted suckers

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Patio and container plants
  • Wildlife gardens
  • Edible fruit
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

Pruning group 1

Pests

May be be susceptible to caterpillars, gall mites, aphids and sawflies. Squirrels like to feed on the nuts

Diseases

May be susceptible to honey fungus, silver leaf and Powdery mildews

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