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Corylus maxima 'Purpurea' | Purple-Leaved Filbert - 150-170cm, 30lt

Corylus maxima 'Purpurea' | Purple-Leaved Filbert - 150-170cm, 30lt

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Corylus maxima 'Purpurea' is a tall, round, capricious growing deciduous shrub or small multi-stemmed tree. Its wide ovate, toothed leaves are deep purple in spring and dark green and purple in summer. Brown red male catkins appear in late winter before the leaves and hang loosely from bare branches. Female flowers are inconspicuous and followed by edible nuts in autumn. Corylus avellana 'Purpurea' can grow in average garden soil, but prefers rich, slightly alkaline, moist, well-drained soils. Heavy clays should be avoided. It thrives in full sun, but tolerates part shade. Root suckers should be removed to maintain its appearance. Generally, pest-free and disease-free. It can withstand frost and wind. It tolerates air pollution and paving, therefore, suitable for urban and industrial areas. Corylus avellana 'Purpurea' is a great choice for hedges and screens, shrub borders, patio edges, or along sidewalks. Perfect for informal, cottage, urban, and roof gardens. Suitable for growing in containers.
  • Common Name

    Purple-Leaved Filbert

  • Family


  • Type

    deciduous shrub

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To


  • Flower

    brown red male catkins, inconspicuous female flowers

  • Foliage

    wide ovate, toothed leaves, deep purple in spring, dark green and purple in summer

  • Maturation period

    10–20 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit

bushy, round, capricious growing

Preferred Location


South–facing or East–facing or North–facing or West–facing, exposed or sheltered

Soil Type

alkaline and neutral soil, full sun, partial shade

Soil moisture

moist but well–drained, well–drained

Growing Period




spring, summer, autumn



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