Corylus avellana ‘Contorta’ – Corkscrew Hazel, Harry Lauder’s Walking Stick
Habit: Picturesque, upright, slow-growing normal shrub, 2-4 m tall and wide; twisted twigs like corkscrews.
Leaves: Also somewhat twisted and asymmetrical.
Other: See C. avellana.
Note: The wild shoots, which are occasionally stiff and straight, have to be removed from the base immediately.