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Corylus avellana 'Red Dragon'

Object Details

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On Display
Arts and Industries Building
Accession Number
2021-0629A
Description
This contorted filbert cultivar is often grafted onto the rootstock of the straight species, meaning suckers from the roots will not show traits of the cultivar. In addition to being contorted, this cultivar also has dark burgundy leaves which retain their color from first appearance to late summer, becoming dark green to yellowish in fall.
Hardiness
-40 - 30 F
Bloom Time
March
Provenance
From a cultivated plant not of known wild origin
Topic
Display Gardens
Living Collections
Range
cultivar
Life Form
Deciduous shrub/sub-shrub
Bloom Characteristics
Red male catkins emerge in late winter
Fall Color
Fades to green to yellow-green
Foliage Characteristics
Wavy, dark red to purple leaves maintain color from spring to late summer
Fruit Characteristics
Produces few nuts
Plant Size
5-6' tall by 5-6' wide (1.5-1.8 x 1.5-1.8 meters)
Structure
Spreading, contorted
Data Source
Smithsonian Gardens
Common Name
Contorted filbert
Hazelnut cultivar
Group
[vascular plants]
Class
Equisetopsida
Subclass
Magnoliidae
Superorder
Rosanae
Order
Fagales
Family
Betulaceae
Genus
Corylus
Species
avellana
Restrictions & Rights
CC0
GUID
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ax79d5c7d70-309b-4fb8-92bd-d59ef09e8756
Record ID
ofeo-sg_2021-0629A
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