Corylus maxima ‘Purpurea’ / purple leaved Filbert
Corylus maxima ‘Purpurea’ is an upright deciduous tree-like shrub with heart shaped dark purple leaves. It has pendulous pale yellow male catkins from late winter through to the spring. These can measure up to 12cm long. Corylus maxima ‘Purpurea’ produces edible nuts which ripen in the autumn. It has a maximum height of 6m and spread of 5m. It grows happily on chalk soils and sunny gardens. It is very hardy.
Corylus Avellana (Cosford Cob)
Corylus Avellana is a spreading deciduous small tree or shrub. The leaves are rounded which turn yellow in the autumn. Corylus Avellana has male yellow catkins in the spring. These are followed by edible nuts (cobnuts) in the autumn. The eventual height is between 4-8m.