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Japanese Rock Garden

Traditional gravel rakes and a specimen corylus contorta form a still life in the Japanese inspired garden

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June 8, 2014
lichac wrote:

What Houzz contributors are saying:

How to use it. Harry Lauder’s Walking Stick is a specimen plant and should be a prominent accent in the garden. Consider the view when the branches are bare. Place it against a light-colored wall for stark contrast, as shown here, or where light will highlight its form. In spring and summer it forms a denser screen. Cut branches also make a beautiful floral arrangement.Planting notes. 'Contorta' thrives in rich, well-drained soil that's somewhat moist. It’s not the quickest grower, so be patient. The plant spreads by suckers, and many specimens are grafted onto the rootstalk of the pure Corylus avellana species. If you purchase a specimen that has been grafted, suckers will shoot straight up and should be removed immediately. This can be time consuming. Be aware of this difference when you purchase your plant. In winter, thin branches to enhance and accentuate its form as well as to clean the tree up. The plant is pretty disease free but is susceptible to Eastern filbert blight, causing planting restrictions in some areas. Japanese beetles can attack leaves; remove them by hand to control the damage. Long-term damage is not a major concern, but it’s best to remove beetles regularly.

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Becky Bourdeau @ Potted added this to Wexler
May 22, 2014
Corylis avellana 'Contorta' - Contorted Filbert or Harry Lauder's Walking Stick
tiaruss added this to gardening
April 16, 2014
Harry Lauder: mom Dogwood tree Burning bush Bleeding hearts Peonies Iris Blue bells Rabbits ears Thyme
Creative LivingScapes added this to Vanhorn
August 8, 2013
Harry Lauder's walking stick
Trisha Soncini Lane added this to nhpolo's ideas
June 12, 2013
Harry Lauder's walking stick
jkjkjk added this to jk gardens
June 2, 2013
make sure its a pure species not grafted to avoid suckers
rbarc added this to rbarc's ideas
January 14, 2013
abrightdesign added this to personal
January 1, 2013
makes the plant an art piece
Bannister Bergen added this to garden
December 28, 2012
demilune added this to demilune's ideas
December 17, 2012
Love to have one in my front garden
ellyatt added this to ellyatt's Favorites
December 14, 2012
Gravel rakes
Christine Arnould added this to garden
December 14, 2012
otanical name: Corylus avellana ‘Contorta’ Common names: Harry Lauder’s Walking Stick, corkscrew hazelnut, contorted hazelnut USDA zones: 4 to 8 (find your zone) Water requirement: Regular Light requirement: Full sun to partial shade Mature size: 8 to 10 feet tall and wide Benefits and tolerances: Deer resistant; nuts attract wildlife Seasonal interest: Deciduous; flowers in early spring on bare branches; beautiful winter interest when gnarled branches are exposed When to plant: Pla
Nora Elizabeth added this to Plants
December 13, 2012
"Contorta" thrives in rich, well-drained soil that's somewhat moist. A slow grower. Spreads by suckers & many are gafted onto the rootstalk of the pure Corylus avellana species. Suckers will shoot straight up & should be removed immediately. Beware of the diff when u purchase it. Thin branches in winter to enhance it's form.Pretty disease-free but susceptible to Eastern filbert blight. Japanese beetles can attack leaves. Remove by hand regularly.
sunnycherian added this to sunnycherian's ideas
December 12, 2012
Great Drift wood ideas
sqftfarm added this to sqftfarm's ideas
December 12, 2012
Harry Luaders' Walking Stick
lavor added this to lavor's house ideas
December 12, 2012
Interesting tree
jooe added this to jooe's ideas
December 12, 2012
walking stick focal point
meharris added this to backyard
December 12, 2012
might work best as bkyd tea garden main tree accent
tbarefoot added this to tbarefoot's Ideas
December 12, 2012
Like the placement of the plant
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