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plant of the week... corkscrew hazel.

THE corkscrew hazel (corylus avellana "Contorta") is one of those spooky, mystical trees you could imagine popping up in a witches and wizards' story, producing its long yellow catkins on curiously twisted bare branches in late winter. It's often used to add drama to a cut or dried flower display. The leaves appear later in spring and are also coiled and twisted and turn yellow in autumn. Its female flowers are like tiny red sea anemones. It thrives in any reasonable soil in partial sun or shade, growing slowly to around 6m (20ft) tall and 5m (16ft) wide.
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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Feb 18, 2006
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