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All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum
temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
'Fuscorubra' is a large, multi-stemmed shrub to about 3.5m with deep purple foliage. Soft pinkish-purple catkins are produced in late winter or early spring, followed by edible, dark pinkish-red nuts
?Red Filbert? is a small tree or large shrub with notable burgundy to purple spring foliage becoming dark green as the season progresses. In late winter it bears purplish-pink catkins that are followed by edible red nuts in the autumn
C. avellana is a large, spreading deciduous shrub or small tree, with rounded leaves turning yellow in autumn, and yellow male catkins in early spring, followed by edible nuts in autumn
'Red Majestic is a compact, spreading to semi-weeping small tree with dark purple leaves, becoming green flushed as the season progresses and twisted branches. In late winter it bears purplish-pink catkins
'Contorta' is a large deciduous shrub with highly contorted and twisted branches bearing broadly ovate leaves and pendent yellow male catkins in late winter and early spring; useful for winter flower arrangements
'Cosford' is a good cobnut for fruit and a good pollinator. Growing at least two cultivars will ensure cross pollination
Listed in the RHS Plant Finder
This plant is listed in the RHS Plant Finder book. At present our information about this plant is limited to a list of the nurseries that supply it. In time we will be adding more details including a description, growing information, advice and photographs.
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