Corylus maxima “Purpurea”

Corylus maxima “Purpurea”
Corylus maxima “Purpurea”

Plant type

Small treeShrubs

Common name
Nocciolo rosso




  • Small tree
  • Shrubs


  • Half-shadow
  • Sun

    Leaf Persistance

  • Deciduous

    Crown Shape

  • Rounded

    Flower Colour

  • Non significant

    Flowering Period

  • 02-February

    Climatic Zone

  • 5

    Continent of Origin

  • Europa

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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.