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Corylus avellana 'Red Majestic' Tree

Purple Twisted Hazel Trees
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Corylus avellana 'Red Majestic' is a small ornamental tree with deeply ribbed purple foliage. Leaves begin purple-red in spring, turning green with a purple flush in summer before changing to bronzed-purple and green in the autumn. The contorted branches look visually stunning in the winter and make a great architectural feature. Not only is the shape aesthetically pleasing, but in winter purple-red catkins emerge on bare branches and are followed by red nuts which are popular with wildlife.

Corylus 'Red Majestic' is a small bushy tree that reaches just 4 x 4 metres in 20 years. Its year-round interest including twisted branches and purple foliage make it popular as a small garden tree.  This purple Hazel tree suits any soil type that is moist but well-drained in full sun or partial shade, with full sun giving the best purple leaf colour. Exposure isn’t a problem for this hardy little Hazel tree.

AKA Hazel Red Majestic, Purple leaved filbert, Twisted purple hazel tree, Red leaf filbert, Red twisted hazel

  • Common name: Red hazel tree
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 4 x 4 metres
  • Seasons of interest: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
  • Foliage: Reddish purple spring leaves turn green, with a purple tint in summer then bronzed purple and green in autumn
  • Soil: Tolerant of most soil types and suited to moist but well-drained situations

Planting Advice for Corylus avellana Red Majestic trees

Our pot grown Red Hazel trees can be planted at any time of the year, unlike bare root trees. Start by removing weeds and grass within a metre of your intended planting hole. Dig a square hole as deep as your root mass and approximately 2x as wide. To help your tree establish more effectively, especially if you have poor soil, we advise sprinkling root grow in the hole.

Take the pot off and gently loosen the tree roots, then place into the planting hole. Mix 50% of the original soil with 50% compost, then fill in the hole and firm around gently. Make sure not to bank the soil up around the collar of the tree. We advise planting young trees with a stake and tie kit and, if your area is prone to rabbits, a rabbit guard.

Aftercare Advice for Red Hazel shrubs

If you’re planting in spring, summer or dry weather, water well and regularly for the first few months. Make sure to keep an eye on young Red Hazel trees and increase watering if there are extended periods of hot or dry weather. If you’re planting in autumn, you may only need to water your tree a little. We stock a range of irrigation kits, suitable for a variety of planting schemes.

Once planted, it is important to keep the area free of competing weeds and grass for the first couple of growing seasons.

Pruning Advice for Corylus avellana Red Majestic trees

Purple leaved filbert trees do not require regular pruning. If you wish to tidy up your purple hazel shrub, do this during the dormant season. Focus on removing any damaged, diseased or overcrowded branches.

Delivery Timescales

All trees are carefully packed by our experienced team and most are delivered within a week of placing the order (please allow up to 12 working days during busy periods). There's no need to be in to receive your order and you can request where it is left via the checkout.

There is a slightly longer timescale on pleached and mature trees (trees over 2.5m in height) because we group orders together for specialist delivery - we will contact these customers to notify them of the delivery date.

Trees on pre-order are still growing and an estimate of when they will be ready is given on the basket page. Orders will be despatched when all trees are ready.

Gift trees and those required by a specific date can be accommodated with pleasure, although we accept no legal responsibility for late deliveries.

Our nursery is a busy despatch centre, so please make an appointment to collect or view trees.  For collections, despatch charges will be refunded.

Delivery Costs

1 small tree (most trees under 1.5 metres in height) : £7.95 + vat

1 medium tree (most trees 1.5-2 metres in height) or 2-4 small trees: £9.95 + vat

2+ medium trees or 5+ small trees: £12.95 + vat

1-4 trees delivered by pallet (inc. mature Japanese Maples): £19.95 + vat

The above prices exclude the Scottish Highlands, where delivery starts from £24.95 + vat and is calculated in the checkout process.

Mature and pleached trees or orders too large for pallet: Cost is calculated in the checkout process and varies by postcode rather than quantity (starts from £48 + vat).

Northern Ireland and Non Mainland UK

Our courier charges are not viable for just one or two trees, but if you have a larger requirement then please do speak to us to see if we can find a solution.

The product table at the bottom of the page gives the forms and sizes available for this variety. Please note, photos are a guideline as all plants are unique. Below are definitions of terms:

Supplied Size: Height measured from the top of the pot.

Single Stem / Pruned and shaped: Classic shaped tree with a single stem that has had pruning to help create a beautiful, natural shape.

Top grafted: A height noted next to this form refers to the length of clear stem, which will not grow taller. Only the head of branches will develop. Top grafted trees do not require complicated pruning and are ideal for small spaces.

Feathered: A feathered tree has branches from the bottom of the trunk all the way up. These branches can be removed if a clear stem is required.

Multi Stem: A multi stem tree has two or more stems arising from or near ground level, growing from one root system. Take care to buy a true multi-stem like all ours and not those that are 3 saplings in a pot to cheaply imitate them.

Bush: A plant with many stems low down, rather than one clear stem.

Clump: Several plants in one pot that can give the appearance of a multi stemmed and very bushy tree.

Climber: A plant that is a natural climber and will be delivered usually running up a bamboo cane, ready to position in the garden.

Standard Tree: A more mature tree with an upright clear stem of approximately 1.8m-2.0m (measured from the soil to the lowest branches of the crown). Standards are available in different forms relating to their girth size (circumference of the stem measured 1m above soil level), not height:

Standard  either 6-10cm or 8-10cm girth, approximately 2.5-3.0m in height
Premium Standard  10-12cm girth, approximately 3.0-3.5m in height
Heavy Standard  12-14cm girth, approximately 3.5-4.5m in height
Extra Heavy Standard 14-16cm girth approximately 4.0-6m in height

Plant Specification Form Supplied Size Root typePrice Quantity Qty
Corylus avellana 'Red Majestic' Form: Bush Supplied Size: 60-90cm Root type: 5L pot Corylus avellana 'Red Majestic' Price £34.99 (ex VAT)
Bush 60-90cm 5L pot £34.99 (ex VAT)
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Corylus avellana 'Red Majestic' Form: Bush Supplied Size: 60-90cm Root type: 10L pot Corylus avellana 'Red Majestic' Price £39.99 (ex VAT)
Bush 60-90cm 10L pot £39.99 (ex VAT)
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Corylus avellana 'Red Majestic' Form: Single Stem Tree Supplied Size: 150-200cm Root type: 12L pot Corylus avellana 'Red Majestic' Price £44.99 (ex VAT) Was £54.99 (ex VAT)
Single Stem Tree 150-200cm 12L pot £44.99 (ex VAT) Was £54.99 (ex VAT)
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