The catkin of Corylus avellana Contorta
The catkin of Corylus avellana Contorta
The catkins and foliage of Corylus avellana Contorta
Corylus avellana Contorta multi-stems on the Barcham Trees nursery
Small Corkscrew Hazel, Harry Lauder’s Walking Stick from this batch

Corylus avellana Contorta

Corkscrew Hazel, Harry Lauder’s Walking Stick

Estimated fully grown height 3-5m

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Product Details

Small specimens are 1.5-2m in height.

Corylus avellana Contorta, known as Corkscrew Hazel and Harry Lauder’s Walking Stick, resembles a bonsai so is perfect for a centrepiece in a small garden.

Its contorted branches give it an architectural beauty all of its own. Yellow catkins are produced in February / March and its green leaves turn a buttercup yellow in the autumn before they fall.

Discovered in a Gloucestershire hedgerow in the 1860s, Corylus avellana Contorta thrives on any free draining soil and its twiggy growth can be harvested for seasonal decoration in the house.

Mature Height: 3-5m

Tree Specification

Tree Location
Garden, Parkland,
Mature Height
Blossom Colour
Foliage Colour
Looks good in
Autumn, Spring,
Fruit & Nut
Soil Type
Well drained, Will tolerate most soil types,
Autumn Colour
Good for waterlogged soil
Pleached Tree

Planting Video

Delivery Guide

Barcham Trees are delivered using a local team of hauliers whom are well versed in transporting trees across the length and breadth of the UK. Our standard delivery is based upon sharing a delivery slot on one of our lorries and is calculated on a county by county basis.

Get a quote for delivery for your county here.

Free delivery is granted on the following order levels:
England, orders over £2,750
Wales, orders over £3,750
Scotland, orders over £4,750

Once you have completed your order online we will phone you to schedule in your delivery. On many occasions we are able to link in your order quickly but please allow up to 15 working days from the time of order to delivery as the worst case scenario.

Please note that all of our deliveries are made on Heavy Goods Vehicles, with our smallest available lorry generally being a 10 tonne vehicle. Deliveries are made to kerbside, or nearest reasonable access point and the lorry drivers are unable to move the trees once they are onsite.

For those of you ordering Instant trees, have special requirements or access limitations, please remember that throughout this process we are only a phone call away! Our experienced team of arborists are on hand to offer advice and can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9am - 5:30pm on 01353 720 950.

For further details of our delivery service and conditions, please visit our Delivery Service Advice page.