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Plant Characteristics

Northern States Exposure
  • Full Sun
  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Dwarf / Low Growing
Growth Rate
  • Medium
Soil Moisture Needs
  • Average
Seasons of Interest
  • Late Summer / Early Fall
  • Early Spring
  • Winter
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Late Spring / Early Summer
Best Usages
  • Near Water Gardens or Ponds
  • Understory Planting
  • Under Power Lines
  • Accent Plant
  • Landscape Specimen
Best Characteristics
  • Growth Habit
  • Bark Texture

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance

Easy to grow, and adapts to most conditions. Feed once a year with a slow release fertilizer. To give your plant the best start possible, we include a free fertilizer packet.

Interesting Notes

Our trees are grown on their own roots not grafted. Don't worry about straight suckers that must be removed. We say "let the suckers grow." They'll be contorted, too!

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Corylus avellana 'Contorta'
AKA: Contorted Filbert

Buy Harry Lauder's Walking Stick online. This small tree sports a twisted and gnarled branch structure, providing unique, year round interest to the garden. In late winter these wacky branches are covered with pale yellow catkins. Twisted branches are used in flower arrangements.
  • Rare / Hard to Find Item
  • Arrive Healthy Guarantee

Mature Height:

8-10 Feet

Mature Spread:

6-8 Feet

Hardiness Zone:


What's My Hardiness Zone?

Family: Betulaceae · Common Name: Filbert / Hazel

FREE with every plant purchased:

  • Sooner Lifetime Guarantee: For details, click here!
  • Pre-measured amount of Polyon® Best-Paks time release fertilizer keeps your plant well nourished for one year.
  • Pre-hydrated Hydro-Gels are included to use when planting; Hydro-Gels help retain soil moisture, and plants establish more quickly with less transplant shock. Plants will survive drought conditions and accidental missed waterings better.
  • Planting and Care Instruction brochure.
  • Catalogs of new and exciting plant brands, such as Garden Debut® and Proven Winners®.
  • Customer satisfaction survey sent after your order is received that provides you with a $10.00 off coupon code on your next order.

I personally use and recommend for all our irrigation needs, from simple to install micro and drip systems, to commercial irrigation parts and supplies.


Smart Pot 2 gallon

SKU: 5363

(1.87 gallons / 7.09 liters)
(18-24 inches tall)
(37 units available now - S)

two year plant Standard Package Grown in Smart Pot.


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Smart Pot 5 gallon

SKU: 4354

(5.098 gallons / 19.3 liters)
(28 units available now - S)

three year plant Standard Package Grown in Smart Pot.


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I am always impressed by your careful packaging which allows plants to arrive in the best condition

Columbia, MO
August 2014

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