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The bright purple foliage of Corylus avellana Zellernus
The bright purple foliage of Corylus avellana Zellernus
Corylus avellana zellernus on the rows of the Barcham trees nursery
A Medium sized specimen of Corylus avellana Zellernus
The pink catkins of Corylus avellan Zellernus
Small - multi-stem Red Filbert from this batch
Corylus avellana Zellernus sample video

Corylus avellana Zellernus

Red Filbert

Estimated fully grown height 3-5m

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Product Details

Small specimens are 2-2.5m tall.

Corylus avellana Zellernus is a purple leaved variety of the popular Common Hazel Nut.  This super small tree has deep purple foliage that emerges in spring to contrast with the long pink catkins that develop throughout the winter period.

Like many purple leaved trees, the foliage gradually turns from deep purple to a dark green as it is exposed to the summer sun. Corylus avellana Zellernus has a rounded shape if left to its own devices. At Barcham Trees we grow this tree as a multi-stem making it a perfect choice as a hedging plant and a great candidate for routine coppicing to maintain foliage coverage promote new shoots growth.

The delicious Red Filbert nuts arrive in the autumn to produce a plentiful crop. Corylus avellana Zellernus has a multitude of uses ranging from hedging and screening in gardens to making statements as individual specimens and are equally effective scattered in a hedgerow.

It is a great choice if the planting scheme requires all year round interest and rarely fails to delight with its constantly varying display of colour. Like many purple leaved specimens, it contrasts well against a lighter coloured back drop.

Mature height: 3-5m

Tree Specification

Tree Location
Garden, Parkland,
Hedging, Multi-stemmed,
Mature Height
Blossom Colour
Foliage Colour
Screening from ground level,
Looks good in
Spring, Summer,
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.

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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.