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CORYLUS avellana 'Anny's Red Dwarf'

Image of Corylus avellana 'Anny's Red Dwarf'

Family

Betulaceae

Botanical Name

CORYLUS avellana 'Anny's Red Dwarf'

Plant Common Name

Common Filbert, Dwarf Redleaf Filbert

General Description

Red filbert is an ornamental small tree with purple new foliage. By summer, its leaves turn mature bronze-green. This plant is generally monoecious, which means that single plants have separate male and female flowers. Its conspicuous male flowers, which are drooping yellow catkins, bloom in late winter to early spring, before its leaves emerge. Tiny yellow female flowers appear at the same time and later generate edible hazelnut fruits.

Plant red filbert in a fertile, well-drained soil in a full to partial sun exposure. In the wild, filbert shrubs put forth many suckers forming dense thickets, so 'Rosita' may require regular pruning and maintenance. This is one of the best ornamental shrubs for alkaline soils. It would be a nice open woodland specimen plant, part of the background of the mixed border or as a member of the fruit and nut orchard.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    8 - 1

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    4 - 8

  • Sunset Zone

    2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20

  • Plant Type

    Shrub

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    16'-18' / 4.9m - 5.5m

  • Width

    12'-15' / 3.7m - 4.6m

  • Bloom Time

    Early Spring, Spring, Late Winter

  • Native To

    Europe, Northern Africa, Western Asia

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Average

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Average Water

  • Habit

    Thicket/Colonizing

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Yellow

  • Fruit Color

    Brown, Sandy Brown

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green, Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Yellow, Green

  • Bark Color

    Brown, Sandy Brown

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    Yes

  • Showy Foliage

    No

  • Foliage Texture

    Coarse

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Bark Texture

    Smooth

  • Usage

    Edible, Feature Plant, Foundation, Hedges, Mixed Border, Screening / Wind Break

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    Sometimes

  • Self-Sowing

    No