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Have recently acquired a 'curly hazel' which I notice has produced some straight stems. Should I leave these on. or cut them off. I have not yet seen any new 'curly' growth. I've had the tree about two months.



Cut out the straight growth, it is from the rootstock which the corkscrew hazel was grafted onto. If you don't the rootstock will take over.

9 Jul, 2010


In fact you really need to remove the straight pieces as close to the point of origin as possible. Otherwise you will get more straight growth from any dormant buds left behind.

9 Jul, 2010


I agreed Owdb. We have to do this with our contorted hazel a couple of times.

9 Jul, 2010


Funnily enough, ours has only produced them once, so far. Lucky perhaps?

9 Jul, 2010


Possibly, it is amazing how rapidly the straight branches grow in comparison to the contorted ones.

9 Jul, 2010

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