Curators' Choice - Plant Of The Month

Botanic Name: Corylus avellana 'Contorta'

Common Name: Corkscrew Hazel

Curators Quote: A beautiful feature for the garden, this large shrub is prized for its winter interest.

Description: The Corkscrew Hazel is a large deciduous shrub with contorted stems often used in floral arrangements. Useful as a feature plant in the garden or in a large container.

Location in the Blue Mountains Botanic Garden: Formal garden behind the southern Whispering Wall.

Grow To: 2.5-4m.

When To Plant: Winter.

Where To Plant: Part Shade, Full Sun.

Level of Care: Low.

Available For Sale: Next year.