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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.

Corylus avellana

Red Majestic hazel trees for sale

  • 3-year pot-grown tree £34.95
    In a 7L pot
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
    Out of stock

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

    • Awards:RHS Award of Garden Merit
    • Gardening skill:Average
    • Attractive features:Attractive tree / plantAutumn foliage colour
    • Growth habit:Upright-spreading
    • Height after 10 years:2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
    • Flowering month:February
    • Leaf colour - autumn:Bronze / Purple
    • Leaf colour - summer:Dark purple
    • Sunlight:Tolerates shade
    • Pruning:Prune hard
    • Site conditions:Coastal siteOccasional droughtWindy site
  • Identification

    • Annual cycle:Deciduous
  • 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.

What will it look like?

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

Corylus Ave Red Majestic hazel tree