We lost our corkscrew hazel to blight. The blight continues to be a problem in our city so I’m looking for suggestions for a replacement. The shrub was located near the foot of the steps to our narrow Victorian rowhouse and made a beautiful and dramatic feature.
Perhaps a Dogwood Tree may be an option.
I would suggest visiting local garden centers or nursery's and see what is available and catches your eye!
My contorted hazel is 2 years old and I feel like it needs cut back, is this advisable to do
You can do so anytime the tree is dormant. This article will help:
I have these spots on my twisted Hazel, all along the branches..I'm worried it might be Eastern Filbert blight? Also, the leaves have brown tips but we have had bad winds and drought to floods this year. Its growing in a pot, I feed it well. I have it about 18 months, it does have nuts growing.. any help would be much appreciated!
No, it has scale. This will destroy your tree if not corrected, ASAP.
Here are some articles that will help:
Thanks so much for your help
rel/ insect damage? The branches look torn and are those with all the new growth in the leaves - it is still looking healthy but very naked of leaves!
It could be freeze damage. I wouldn't think squirrels would bother it before the nuts were growing. I'm not clear if only the leaves are lost or the branches look dead. If the branches are dead, cut those out. Hopefully it is not a blight.
These trees get a lot of suckers. Be sure you remove those, as these trees are grafted. Here is more info: