My husband and I moved into our house 5 years ago. In the garden is
established contored hazel plant. It is not very big but has neve
produced any catkins or nuts. I have pruned out the straight branche
as they appear but have still not had any catkins or nuts.
Can anybody help
hazelnuts....... Corylus avellana Betulaceae) need another nut tree
planted close by to produce nuts. No catkins?? That's
unusual........plant a butternut somewhere in the yard. If there are no
catkins there might be other problems. pests and diseases are powdery
mildew, blight, canker, dieback, mushroom root rot, fungal spots,
Gymnosporangium rust, bud mites, tent caterpillars, and webworms can
occur............one question.........are you certain that this is an
established contorted hazelnut? Mine is small and establishing itself
in the now overgrown "woods garden" down in true Faerie Holler and it
ALWAYS has catkins. Never mind. If you're absolutely certain that it's
a twisted filbert, plant a butternut tree and it will produce. My own
Harry Lauder's only had scant catkins this year because of the freeze
and way too early growth. Keep us posted on your efforts....
madgardener, up on the ridge, back in FAerie Holler, overlooking a hazy
English Mountain in Eastern Tennessee, zone 7, Sunset zone 36 where
things are wonderfully changed and rearranging and soon, very very soon
I will be posting a ramble and enormous catch up for my true garden
friends and neighbors, I promise.
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