Order at least two varieties for cross pollination. Shipping to Oregon is restricted. The following named varieties are European hazelnuts (Corylus avellana). It is the only species grown commercially. Hazelnuts are also known as filberts. Hazels are propagated as layered trees on their own roots. Self-rooted or layered trees are the equivalent of a grafted tree, but have the advantage of being grown on their own roots. They can be grown as a tree by suppression of suckers, or as a multi-stemmed shrub. Growing hazelnuts as a shrub can make it easier to hand-harvest nuts as soon as they ripen, as they are ripe nearly a month before they drop. This may be necessary where jays and squirrels are common. Self-rooted hazelnuts will begin bearing quickly, often within 2 years. Seedlings will take 3-6 years. Turkish Tree hazels take 8-10 years to bear.
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Winter / Spring
Dark, red wine colored, cut leaved ornamental hazelnut. Burgundy Lace Hazelnut has red flowers in late winter followed by red leaves and twigs. As summer progresses, leaves will turn bronze tints but clusters of small nuts will be dark red. A new blight resistant selection from OSU.
This new selection is the only red leafed or contorted hazel with complete resistance to eastern filbert blight. Burgundy red catkin flowers in late winter on the twisted, contorted branches have a very distinct appearance. New branch growth is dark red as is the foliage, and later in summer, the nut husks are also red, contrasting nicely with the late summer bronze foliage color. On its own roots, can be grown as a multistemmed shrub or as a dwarf tree. Red Dragon Contorted Hazelnut is blight immune, unlike the older contorted hazelnuts with green leaves and yellow flowers that were quite susceptible to blight. Zone 4-9. Patented.