General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 6b -20.6 °C (-5 °F) to -17.8 °C (0 °F)
Plant Height: 12 - 24 feet
Plant Spread: 7 - 10 feet
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Fruit: Edible to birds
Fruiting Time: Summer
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Underground structures: Taproot
Edible Parts: Seeds or Nuts
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Other Beneficial Insects
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Propagation: Other methods: Other: Grafting
Pollinators: Wind
Containers: Not suitable for containers

Common names
  • Purple Leaf Filbert

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Location: My garden, Skåne, Sweden

Date: 2008-05-08

photo credit: Fritz Geller-Grimm
Photo by robertduval14
Location: Garden
Date: 2017-10-22
Part of a mixed hedge for wildlife

photo credit: Eric in SF

photo credit: Marcus Cyron

photo credit: Averater
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AndreA33 On April 10, 2016 Transplanted
Passage de 3 pots au verger avec apport de compost.
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