Corylus avellana 'Contorta'
Harry Lauder's Walking Stick
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- Deciduous shrub/tree, 8-10 ft (2.5-3 m), stems curled and twisted as are the leaves. Grafted on to a species rootstock, often the American filbert, C. americana.
- Sun to part shade
- Hardy to USDA Zone 4 Discovered in 1863 in a hedgerow in England. The Harry Lauder of one of the common names refers to Sir Harry Lauder (1870-1950), a Scottish entertainer who sported a trademark crooked walking stick.
- Oregon State Univ. campus: in planting west of Langton Hall.