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  • Corylus maxima 'Purpurea' Shrub
  • Corylus maxima 'Purpurea' Shrub
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Corylus maxima 'Purpurea' Shrub

Purple Leaved Filbert Bush

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Corylus maxima 'Purpurea' is a lovely shrub with heart shaped foliage that is rich chocolaty purple in spring and summer fading slightly to a dark green / purple in late summer. In the late winter or early spring, long claret red /purple catkins are produced which look striking against the trees bare form. These are followed by edible nuts in autumn.

This shrub will grow to a maximum of 5 x 3 meters in 20 years and makes a great impact in any garden where there is space for this size of shrub but it can easily also be kept at a much more modest size (Hazels take very well to pruning). This tough deciduous plant will tolerate 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 lovely purple leaved shrub.

AKA Purple leaved filbert, Purple leaf filbert, Corylus maxima 'Purple Filbert'

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Please note: Sunday 17th December is the last order date for Christmas delivery (excludes pleached and mature trees which have an earlier deadline).

Delivery Timescales

All trees are carefully packed by our experienced team. Most deliveries are made within a week of placing the order, with many being despatched to our tried and tested couriers within 24 hours. To be on the safe side allow up to 10 working days for despatch. These trees are sent on a 'no signature required' basis, so there's no need to be in to receive your delivery. You can give instructions on where to leave it via the checkout or send us an email (sales@ornamental-trees.co.uk).

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

Gift trees and other trees required for arrival on a specific date can be accommodated with pleasure at no extra charge, although we accept no legal responsibility for late deliveries.

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

Planting Advice for Corylus maxima 'Purpurea' Shrubs

When planting these shrubs, it is important to prepare the planting area well. Pot grown Hazels 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.

Corylus maxima 'Purpurea' Shrub (Purple Leaved Filbert Bush) Description

  • Common name: Purple leaved filbert shrub
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 5 x 3 meters
  • Seasons of interest: Spring, Summer, Autumn
  • Purple catkins look striking against the bare branches