Filberts are fantastic shrubs for the back of the border because of their easy-growing nature and tolerance of partial shade. The most common is contorted filbert, or Harry Lauder's walking stick, a plant few others could be confused with. It sports curling, twisting branches that can be pruned for use in crafts and flower arrangements.
In the spring, filberts produce clusters of bright yellow catkins, making this easy-care plant a great companion for spring-flowering bulbs. By fall, the large round leaves turn yellow or orange before dropping, revealing the shrub's beautiful branching habit. Filberts do tend to produce suckers around the base of the plant. Remove them as they sprout.
- Sun,Part Sun
- Plant Type:
- Plant Height:
- To 12 feet tall
- Plant Width:
- To 15 feet wide
- Landscape Uses:
- Containers,Beds & Borders,Privacy
- Special Features:
- Flowers,Attractive Foliage,Winter Interest,Deer Resistant,Easy to Grow
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