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Red Dragon Contorted Filbert - Corylus avellena - 1 Gallon Pot
With its deep maroon-purple leaves on twisted corkscrew branches, the Red Dragon Contorted Filbert is guaranteed to please with outstanding form, texture and color. The obovate, wavy leaves hold their color for most of the growing season before dropping in winter to reveal the twisted branches. In late winter clusters of bronze-orange catkins (flowers) emerge hanging in clusters from stem-tips just before the new leaves arrive. Get all the details below!

Red Dragon Contorted Filbert - Corylus avellena - 1 Gallon Pot

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SIZE: 1 GALLON POT
Quantity Price Each
1 $52.97
2 - 3 $49.79
4+ $47.67

Red Dragon Contorted Filbert 
Corylus avellana 'Red Dragon' PP 20694

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 4b-8b  Find Your Zone



Special Attributes

With its deep maroon-purple leaves on twisted corkscrew branches, the Red Dragon Contorted Filbert is guaranteed to please with outstanding form, texture and color. The obovate, wavy leaves hold their color for most of the growing season before dropping in winter to reveal the twisted branches. In late winter clusters of bronze-orange catkins (flowers) emerge hanging in clusters from stem-tips just before the new leaves arrive. Cut stems are exceptionally unique and nice in dried floral arrangements. Red Dragon Contorted Filbert is a must have for the gardener that enjoys unique and interesting plants.




Landscape & Garden Uses

Growing 8 to 12 feet tall and 6 to 8 feet wide, the Red Dragon Contorted Filbert can be grown as a somewhat large shrub or lower branches can be removed to form a highly attractive small tree. It is ideal for use as a focal point specimen or in groupings in landscape borders and home foundation plantings and can also be grown in pots, planters and other containers for use on a patio, deck or around other outdoor living spaces. A fine addition to an Asian garden or red theme color gardens.




Cultural Preferences

The Red Dragon Contorted Filbert prefers a moist but well drained slightly acid to slightly alkaline soil and full sun to part shade. When planting in heavy clay soil it's a good idea to amend the native soil at a 50/50 ratio with a sandy, bagged top soil to ensure good drainage. We suggest a minimum of 4 hours direct sunlight per day during spring, summer and fall.


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Plant Details

USDA Plant Hardiness Zones: 4b-8b  Find Your Zone
Plant Type:  Deciduous Flowering Shrub or Small Tree
Height at Maturity:  10-12'
Width at Maturity:  6-8'
Growth Habit / Form:  Bushy, Upright
Growth Rate:  Moderate
Flower Color: Burgundy-Red
Flower Size:  Medium, 1/4" wide x 1-2" long
Flowering Period:  Late Winter, Early Spring
Flower Type:  Catkin
Fragrant Flowers:  NO
Foliage Color:  Deep Burgundy-Maroon
Fragrant Foliage:  No
Sun Needs:  Full Sun or Mostly Sun, Morning Sun with Dappled or Afternoon Shade, Morning Shade with Evening Sun
Water Needs:  Average, Low when established
Soil Type:  Clay (Amended), Loam, Sand, Silt 
Soil Moisture / Drainage:  Well Drained 
Soil pH:  6.0 - 7.5 (Slighty Acidic to Slightly Alkaline)
Maintenance / Care:  Very Low when left in it's natural form
Attracts:  Birds, Visual Attention
Resistances:  Deer, Disease, Heat, Insect (Excluding Japanese Beetles), Filbert Blight



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