Hardy deciduous shrub grown for its attractive twisted stems (hence its name) forming yellow male catkins February – March. Heart shaped, toothed, mid green leaves are up to 10cm (4) long. Slow growing, of more compact, bushy habit than most Corylus avellana varieties and could be grown in a large patio container in sun or part shade, or planted in a shrub border. Prefers a fertile, well-drained chalky soil. Height: 150cm(59). Spread: 150cm (59).