Corylus avellana Contorta
Contorted Filbert or Hazlenut, Harry Lauder's Walking Stick KO-ril-us a-ve-LAH-na
- Deciduous shrub/tree, 8-10 ft (2.5-3 m), stems curled and twisted. Leaves also twisted. Often grafted on to a species rootstock, often the American filbert, C. americana..
- Sun to part shade.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 4 Discovered in 1863 in a hedgerow in England. The Harry Lauder of one of the common names refers to Sir Harry Lauder (1870-1950), a Scottish entertainer who sported a trademark crooked walking stick.
- Oregon State Univ. campus: northwest of Langton Hall.