|Species:||Corylus maxima Miller|
|Italian common noun:||Nocciolo rosso|
Origin: South-eastern Europe, Caucasus.
Botanical characteristics: It is a deciduous shrub with branches from the base. It has large purple serrated leaves. The colour is very intense in spring, less summer. It is a monoecious plant with very decorative male flowers grouped in pendulous catkins that are yellow with a purple shade in winter. Fruits are longer and smaller than the ones of the common hazel.
Agronomic and environmental characteristics: It lives in all soils also dry, poor and calcareous ones. It should be placed in full sun to get a better foliage colour.
Use: It is used as ornamental plant for its red leaves. It is used in parks and gardens, in groups, mixed hedges and as a single plant.
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