Corkscrew Hazel 'Scooter' - ShrubCorylus avellana 'Scooter'
Winding branches and twigs
This Hazelnut tree (Corylus avellana 'Scooter') is a beautiful, compact growing winding hazel. A strong shrub that stands out especially in winter because of its beautiful, winding branches and twigs. This decorative shrub flowers in late winter with green catkins. Pruning is not a problem and can actually be done all year round. So, you can cut beautiful branches for in house for Easter.Show more
Planting and flowering details
Show moreThis plant comes straight out of our garden to yours so plant it into your garden a.s.a.p upon receipt. Do soak the roots in a bucket of lukewarm water for about an hour before planting. Choose a spot where your hazel has room to grow - in a well drained soil, sandy and/or clay is best - and somewhere in full sun. Prepare a wide hole and loosen the soil thoroughly with a fork. Spread the roots of your hazel and plant at the right height in the hole - the top of the roots should be at least 10 cm under soil level. Fill the hole with soil, heel well in and water immediately. Corylus avellana (common hazel) will thrive in any moisture retaining soil. Add some well-rotted manure to improve poor soil.
Show moreCommon hazel will thrive in normal sandy to clay soil. Best spot is a sunny one for this little shrub. Only prune when you think it absolutely necessary. This shrub will reach about 4 m high over 10 years.