Corylus avellana contorta 'Red Dragon'

Red Dragon European Filbert

A large shrub or small tree, this corylus has twisting, contorted stems with leaves emerging a dark burgundy in the spring and fading to green by summer. Long burgundy catkins dangle from stems in the winter on mature plants. Resistant to eastern filbert blight.

Height: 5-10'

Spread: 5-10'

Shape: Spreading, contorted

Exposure: Full Sun

Foliage: Dark burgundy red to dark green

Zone: 5-9