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The purple hazel tree is a truly ornamental fruit shrub.
Growing is easy, from maintenance to harvesting through pruning, these are all steps that will allow you to have beautiful hazelnuts.
Last name : Corylus maxima purpurea
Family : Betulaceae
Type : Shrub fruit tree
Height : 4 to 6 m
Exposure : Sunny
Ground : Ordinary, rather light
Foliage : Obsolete
Flowering : February to April
Harvest : Fall
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Planting purple hazelnut
Preferably in the fall to promote rooting before winter.
But you can also plant the rest of the year, avoiding the hot summer months and winter frosts.
It is essential to plant 2 different varieties to promote fertilization and have fruit.
- This step is important, follow our advice planting shrubs.
Pruning and caring for purple hazelnut
No pruning is necessary, except during the early years to speed up development.
Remove dead wood and branches over 10 years old.
If you want to reduce the branches or balance the hazel, wait until the end of flowering.
Hazelnuts are harvested as soon as the fruit breaks off the shrub and falls to the ground.
To know about the purple hazel tree
The foliage is remarkable for its purple color.
Install it in isolation, in a massif but also in the constitution of hedges.
The hazelnut harvest takes place in the fall and, although the virtues of this large shrub are rather decorative, its fruits are no less edible.
Smart tip about purple hazelnut
Remove the suckers (offspring) as you go.
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