Plantaholic Post

This is an eyeball view of Corylus avellana ‘Contorta’.  I visited two nurseries last week and at both it  threatened to jump off the shelves and run after me.  Waiting to see whether I still love it in high summer when it hides twisty gyrations behind large but oddly drab leaves.  A cracker of a shrub.


  1. Malc Mollart says:

    Great shrubs but definitely at their best in winter without their leafy coat. Their leaves do look a bit distressed but we enjoy having it in the garden anyway.

  2. Thanks for that – I am about to spend a convivial evening imagining shrubs running and more particularly, their running style. Obviously Corylus avellana ‘Contorta’ gallops like Miranda Hart.

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