Corylus avellana Red Majestic

Red Majestic is a bronze/red leaved form of the twisted hazel. It features the same contorted shoots and leaves, but with an interesting bronze colour.

Red Majestic trees for sale

Item
Height in 10 years
Price inc. VAT
Quantity
3-year Red Majestic tree - in a 7L pot
2.5m-4m tall after 10 years
£34.95
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What will it look like?

Illustrative example of a pot-grown tree of this variety as supplied. (Approx. girth: 6/8). Trees should reach their mature height after about 10 or more years.

Corylus Ave Red Majestic hazel tree


Leaves may not be present during winter, and we may prune some shoots to fit the delivery carton. Size may vary during the season and between batches. The container (if supplied) is only used for transporting the tree, which should then be planted out in the garden or in a much larger patio planter (not all species are suitable for patio planting).

How to grow

Like the regular green-leaved form, Red Majestic will grow in most soils.

We supply this plant as a single-stemmed bush, but it will naturally revert to a multi-branched shrub if left to its own devices - new shoots readily grow from the base of the plant.

Red Majestic characteristics

Growing

  • Attractive features: Attractive tree / plant Autumn foliage colour
  • Height 10 years: 2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
  • Growth habit: Upright-spreading
  • Vigour: Average vigour
  • Site conditions: Coastal site Occasional drought Windy site
  • Sunlight: Tolerates shade
  • Hardiness rating (RHS): H6 (to -20C)
  • Pruning: Prune hard
  • Disease resistance: Good
  • Gardening skill: Average

Identification

  • Flowering month: February
  • Leaf colour: Dark purple
  • Leaf colour - young: Dark bronze
  • Leaf colour - autumn: Bronze / Purple
  • Annual cycle: Deciduous
  • Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit

Using

  • Fruit persistence: Normal ripening

Similar varieties

  • Corylus avellana
    Contorta
    This is the most popular of the contorted hazels, with yellow catkins, and particularly attractive in winter.