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Corylus Avellana Maxima Purpurea

Corylus Avellana Maxima Purpurea, buy online UK delivery
Corylus Avellana Maxima Purpurea foliage
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Order Value Del. Cost
Below £50 No Delivery
£50-£300 £29.95
Over £300 Free


Destination Del. Cost
Channel Islands £145
Isle of Man £145
Isle of Wight £95
Northern Ireland £95
Republic of Ireland £95
Scotland & Scottish Highlands £75

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Available Sizes to buy online Quantity All prices include VAT
Height Excluding Pot:
60-80cm (1ft 11-2ft 7)

Pot size: 7.5 Litres
Plant ID: 3340
Price: £37.00
30% Discount £25.90
Discount applied to orders over £300 (excl delivery)
Height Excluding Pot:
70-80cm (2ft 3-2ft 7)

Pot size: 10 Litres
Plant ID: 2418
Price: £45.00
30% Discount £31.50
Discount applied to orders over £300 (excl delivery)
Height Excluding Pot:
100-125cm (3ft 3-4ft 1)

Pot size: 20 Litres
Plant ID: 3341
Price: £69.00
30% Discount £48.30
Discount applied to orders over £300 (excl delivery)
Height Excluding Pot:
1.75-2m (5ft 8-6ft 6)

Pot size: 20 Litres
Plant ID: 2284
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Corylus Avellana Maxima Purpurea

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Height Excluding Pot:
(5ft 8-6ft 6)

Pot size: 20 Litres

Price: £85.00
30% Discount £59.50
Discount applied to orders over £300 (excl delivery)
Price: £85.00
30% Discount £59.50
Discount applied to orders over £300 (excl delivery)

Corylus Avellana Maxima Purpurea or Purple-leaved Filbert
A near relative of the common hazelnut (corylus), Purple-leaved Filbert (Latin name Corylus Maxima Purpurea), is a large deciduous shrub with spectacular purple foliage. Robust and hardy, this tree-like shrub with edible nuts is a great choice for a statement plant or mixed shrub borders.
In the spring, before the leaves unfold, pendulous, blush pink catkins appear on the shrub, gracing the naked twigs. Soon after, the foliage develops. The large, heart-shaped, deep purple leaves are late to drop, staying on the branches well into the early winter months. The edible nuts that follow, called cobnuts or filberts, are very similar to cultivated hazelnuts. Although the husk of the nuts is elongated and purple-tinged, the taste is the same. Cobnuts are usually harvested in late summer, hence the name - they were traditionally brought to church for the celebration of St. Philibert's Day, which is on August 20th. 
Native to southeastern Europe, Corylus Maxima Purpurea can withstand temperatures well below -20 degrees, and isn’t bothered by strong, cold winds. Fully hardy in the UK, Purple-leaved Filbert is remarkably robust and resistant to frost. Easy to care for, this ornamental shrub isn’t fussy when it comes to location. It can thrive in most soils, including chalk, sand and loam, and it won’t mind being in partial shade. However, it’s best to plant Purple-leaved Filbert in full sun, to ensure that the purple shade of the foliage remains vivid and vibrant.
The Purpurea variety of Corylus is a large, tree-like shrub, and it will need space to develop fully. Although not vigorous, it can grow to be 4 to 8 metres tall and 2.5 to 4 metres wide. Low-maintenance and of good constitution, this deciduous shrub won’t need regular pruning, just routine removal of dead and damaged branches. If you want to encourage the production of nuts, train Purple Leaf Filbert as a goblet-shaped shrub.
Although prized for its crop, Purple-leaved Filbert is mostly grown for its stunning, dark purple foliage. The plum coloured leaves add a touch of drama to the garden, especially when contrasted with evergreen shrubs. The multiple seasons of interests, as well as its attractive features, make Purple-leaved Filbert an excellent choice for a statement plant. Since it’s not bothered by strong winds and frost, it’s often planted as a windbreak, or in mixed shrub borders for coastal gardens.

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