Red Corkscrew Hazel Options Explained
50+cm: 3-5L pot, 50-75cm tall, bush, 1-2 years old.
60-90 : 60-90cm tall. 7-15L pot. 2-3 years old, usually Half Standard in form.
90-120 : 90-120 cm tall, 2-3 years old, usually a multi-stem or feathered tree. Specify at checkout if this important.
125-150cm : Around 125-150cm tall, 35-50L pot and multi-stem.
Girth 14-16cm: Standard form, rootball so available Nov to Mar only. *Height around 250cm.
Girth 16-18cm: Standard form, rootball so available Nov to Mar only. *Height around 300cm.
Girth 18-20cm: Standard form, rootball so available Nov to Mar only.*Height around 350cm.
*Heights are very approximate.
Mature/Large Corylus Avellana Red Majestic Differences
The multi-stem options will always be smaller than the single stem or Standards if you are comparing like for like age-wise. Growing a single stem takes less effort than growing many, hence the height differences.
The "Standards" are a lollipop shape as in a single stem with a rounded crown on top. These very loosely follow the convention that 1cm of girth is around 30cm of height however there are large differences even in the same batch of trees. To confuse the matter further, trees with twisted branches grow differently to most other trees so height is difficult to estimate. Each girth increment, e.g. 6-8cm to 8-10cm also roughly represents 12-18 months growing so there will be a noticeable difference with the size of canopy and rootball. Rootball options come with their roots wrapped and are only available from November to March.
Corylus Avellana Red Majestic Tree
A recent introduction, the Red Corkscrew Hazel (Corylus avellana 'Red Majestic') differs from the standard Corkscrew Willow simply because it carries deeply ribbed red leaves and twisted branches. Its strangely contorted makes for a spectacular display along with the unusual Red Catkins in February followed by red nuts which you are unlikely to see because of thieving squirrels.
Many catalogues containing this Hazel tree state that "it gets people talking" but we didn't think that was a good thing if they were saying things like "stop whipping me with that Hazel Branch" and "who are you and why are you in my shower holding a red tree".
This is a small tree with a final height of around 4m (not accounting for shaky hands and sharp shears) and can be trellis trained (but not to fetch or chase the postman)
Our Red Corkscrew Willow trees are supplied at a height of between 1.25m to 2.0m and in a 5-15 Litre container, which means that the tree can be planted any time of the year and with better results than either bare-root or rootballed trees.
Expect the leaf colour to change from purple in the spring, red/green in the summer and darker purple in the autumn.
Pruning Corylus Red Majestic
The perfect tree to pretend you know what you are doing when the neighbours are watching. You can hack away to your heart's content without fear of permanent damage. If you take it down to a few centimetres above grass level, we would suggest you are pushing your luck.
Twisted Branch Trees
If the twisted and contorted look is for you then look at Salix Golden Curls , Robinia Twisty Babe/Lace Lady , Corylus Contorta , Corylus Red Majestic or Robinia Tortuosa
Planting Corylus Red Majestic
Being chalk and clay tolerant, you can plant this hazel tree almost anywhere in well-draining soil. Before we are challenged on this statement, we mean in the UK, in the 21st Century and no we have not taken into account alternative time lines, parallel Universes and unexpected orbital change towards the sun.
Fully UK hardy so you can live anywhere in the country and plant one of these.
Before planting, thoroughly water the tree in its pot. Dig a hole twice as wide and slightly deeper than the pot it came it. If you are using compost or well-rotted manure, mix it 50:50 with the excavated soil. Remove the tree from its pot. Place enough of the excavated soil back in the hole to ensure the rootball top is in line with the surrounding soil. Fill the voids in layers, firming as you go. Carry out a rain dance and/or water well. If planting in the Summer and you are getting prolonged periods of strong sun, water every couple of days.
Corylus Red Majestic Is Good For...
Giving as a gift to anyone who asked for a Contorted Red Hazel Tree
Planting along pub crawl routes to aid your navigation back home (for the "pub regulars" we offer volume discounts)
Other Information About Corylus Red Majestic That No One Reads But We Took The Time To Find It So We Are Publishing.
Originated in Gerturkope which is the politically correct way of saying different websites stated Germany, Turkey and Europe and we were unsure.
The Corylus Red Majestic Catkins can be used as emergency ear rings.
See What Our Customers Are Saying About Our Corylus Avellana 'Red Majestic'
Dear Trees Online, Sorry to have been so long in thanking you for your excellent service. The Red Corkscrew Hazel tree is wonderful. It now has red catkins on it!The tree was bought for a friend who had just suffered a spinal injury in a very serious car accident. We used my own contorted hazel branches for a 'Wishing Tree' and planted the 'new' red one by the side ( pictures attached). My friend is an artist and flower arranger so the 'red' contorted hazel will soon be used as much as my own is for wonderful arrangements. Amazingly, we now think that the trees have 'mystical' properties. The 'Wishing Tree' which was stuck in the pot 'temporarily' now has leaves and new buds and the 'new' red tree is growing strong and proud. My friends continued recovery has been nothing short of a miracle and we are sure that she will be back to enjoy the TWO trees in the summer. Everything about your service and quality of produce we found to be just as you said. Thank you for playing your part in our friends story. 0417
Dear Alan, Order arrived on time ,excellent specimen now planted and looking fine, Will recommend you and hopefully use you again. Kind regards 1213
I looked on your website but could not find where I could leave you feedback, so here it is:- The tree I purchased from you is stunning and in great condition, even better than I had hoped for! The tree was delivered when I expected and was very well packaged to ensure there was no damage. The whole experience of choosing and buying the tree was a real pleasure and extremely easy. I would HIGHLY recommend your company to anyone and everyone. Jane 0813
Multiple Order Discount
Orders over £450 for 150cm+ trees might be discounted by contacting us
Ornamental Tree Roots In The Shade e.g. Behind A Fence
It is more important that that foliage (posh term for leaves) receives the sunlight than the roots. So if the canopy of your ornamental tree can sunbathe but the bottom of your tree thinks there has been a nuclear winter then that is ok. You might want to ensure you have good drainage as water and no sun is the start of algae and other such issues.
Early Autumn Leaf Fall
Heat stress, being potted, lack of water, being boxed up for a few days etc can cause early Autumn leaf fall. Once planted, normal service will resume next season.
Do I Need To Stake My Ornamental Tree?
9 out of 10 times the answer will be no, especially if under 200cm tall. However our article on Tree Staking should help guide you.
Climate Change has increased aesthetic foliage issues such as Powdery Mildew, Shothole, Rust, frost damage etc These are not terminal issues and will usually last a season or less. All trees are inspected before being sent out to ensure they are fundamentally healthy and will bounce back.