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Corylus avellana 'Red Majestic' Tree

Purple Twisted Hazel Trees

from From £24.99 (ex. VAT)
( £29.99 (ex. VAT) inc. VAT)

Corylus Avellana Red Majestic is a small tree with purple-red foliage throughout spring, turning green with a purple flush in summer before changing to bronzed-purple and green in the autumn. This purple or red hazel tree is a great small garden tree and is popular for its twisted branches and upright habit. A bushy small tree that gives great year-round interest with its deeply ribbed purple foliage and contorted branches which 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 will grow to just 4 x 4 metres in 20 years and suits any soil type that is moist but well-drained in full sun or partial shade, full sun will give the best purple leaf colour. Exposure isn’t a problem for this hardy small ornamental tree

AKA Purple leaved filbert, Purple leaf filbert, Purple hazel tree, Twisted hazel, Purple twisted hazel, Hazel red majestic, red leaved filbert, red leaf filbert, red hazel tree, red twisted hazel

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Variety Root Type Height Now Form ? Price Qty Basket
Corylus avellana 'Red Majestic' Corylus avellana 'Red Majestic'
3L pot 40-60cm Pruned & Shaped Tree £24.99 (ex. VAT)
Corylus avellana 'Red Majestic' Corylus avellana 'Red Majestic'
10L pot 60-90cm Pruned & Shaped Tree £34.99 (ex. VAT) was £39.99 (ex. VAT)
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Delivery Timescales

Most deliveries are made within a week of placing the order. Many are despatched within 24 hours of receiving the order, but please allow up to 10 working days to be on the safe side. There is a slightly longer timescale on pleached trees or trees over 2.5m in height (all trees called Standard, Premium Standard, Heavy Standard, Extra Heavy Standard, Mature Trees or Pleached) because we have to group orders together into geographic areas for a specialist haulage contractor to deliver. All trees are packed very carefully by our experienced team and delivered using couriers who've been tried and tested over many years.

Gift trees and other trees required for arrival on a specific date can be accommodated with pleasure at no extra charge. Although it is rarely a problem, we do have to say that we accept no legal responsibility for late deliveries.

The vast majority of trees are sent on a 'no signature required' basis, so there's no need to be in to receive your order. You can give us instructions on where to leave your delivery either via the checkout or send us a separate email. For some mature or pleached trees we may contact you in advance if the delivery driver needs help getting the tree/trees off the vehicle.

Our nursery is a busy despatch centre and therefore customers need to make an appointment to collect or view trees.  For collections, despatch charges will be refunded.

Delivery Costs

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

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

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

1-4 large trees (trees too large to fit in a box): £19.95 + vat

Mature trees, pleached trees or 5+ large trees: Cost is calculated in the checkout process and varies by postcode. You can buy as many trees as you want for the same delivery cost and so it can work out to be economical.

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

Northern Ireland, Channel Islands, Non Mainland UK and Overseas Destinations

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 and we'll see if we can find a solution.

Planting Advice for Corylus Avellana Red Majestic trees

When planting Red Hazel shrubs, it is important to prepare the planting area well. Pot grown Hazel trees can be planted at any time of the year. You will need to carry out the following to prepare your planting site.

Firstly, remove all weeds and grass within a metre of your desired planting hole then dig a hole as deep as your root mass and approximately 2x as wide. We recommend digging a square hole as this encourages the roots to grow straight as opposed to around, inside the hole. To help your tree establish more effectively, we advise applying root grow (sprinkle in the hole for pot grown trees), especially if you have poor soil. Gently loosen the roots and place into the planting hole.

If your soil is poor, mix 50% of the original soil with 50% high quality compost, fill in the hole and firm around gently. Make sure not to bank the soil up around the collar of the tree as this can cause problems.

We recommend planting any ornamental tree with a stake and tie, to see how to use a tree stake and tie, watch our informational how to videos.

Aftercare Advice for Red Hazel shrubs

If you’re planting in dry weather, water well and regularly for the first few months. The same goes for spring and summer planting. Make sure to keep an eye on your young tree 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 also 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. Using a glyphosate based weed killer or installing mulch matting and bark chips will aid in this. Do not simply mow the grass around the area as this will only encourage it to grow more vigorously. If you know your area is prone to rabbits, we would advise using a rabbit guard.

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.

Corylus avellana 'Red Majestic' Tree (Purple Twisted Hazel Trees) Description

  • 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