> ;934020']is there a way to control the suckers that grow at the bottom
> of this bush?
Harry Lauders Walking stick bush aka Corylus avellana contorta or
Corkscrew Hazel does have this annoying habit of throwing up straight
suckers from the root. They will grow more quickly than the twisted
branches and spoil the whole effect. They need to be removed regularly
and I find the best way is to pull them downwards and tear them off - if
cut off they quickly resprout .
I know of no way to prevent the plant producing suckers except perhaps
avoiding cultivation around the roots as with some plants even slight
damage can trigger the growth of suckers.