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I've just bought a twisted hazel,it will be about 2 to 3 months before it actualy gets planted in the right spot,can anyone tell me how to look after it until then,do I need to put it in a bigger pot.



I bought one earlier this year and I have put it in a pot, mainly as I don't know where to put it but it also makes a feature on it's own. I don't think they grow particularly quickly so as long as the pot is a decent size and you water it well it should be fine.

10 Jun, 2011


Hi Marsh, Your right it does make a feature of its own it seems to have its own character on the card it says grows to 8' tall 6' wide do you if you can train them.

10 Jun, 2011


I have had one for about three seasons and it's about five and a half feet......Rather difficult to know whether it's happy or not as the leaves seem to kinda crinkle-up....It does look interesting in the winter when you can see all it's twists!

10 Jun, 2011


If the pot is at least as wide as 1/4 of the plants height, and about that deep, it should hold up for the next few months. Around here, we would have to water it every day, and feed it every two weeks--probably quite a bit less often in the UK.

11 Jun, 2011


Hello Tugbrethil,I had a look at it tonight after the rain stopped as it's been raining through the night and most of the day,I noticed some roots at the top of the pot so was thinking re-potting to a bigger pot what is the best feed for them.

12 Jun, 2011


Hi Begoniamatt,mines the same big and crinkley.

12 Jun, 2011


The crinkly leaves are believed to be part of the same peculiar response to its own growth hormones that cause the curly branches.
Roots at the top of the pot aren't necessarily indicative of being pot bound. If it is still in its original nursery pot, or one of similar shape, it should be possible to gently tip it upside down, slide it at least part way out of the pot, and get a good look at the lower roots. If what you see is at least 30% potting compost, transplanting isn't essential yet, though it may still be beneficial. I'll admit, it's better to transplant a little too early, than a little too late!

14 Jun, 2011

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