Corylus avellana 'Red Dragon'
Common name: 
Red Dragon Hazelnut
KO-ril-us a-ve-LAH-na
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
  • Broadleaf deciduous shrub/tree.  Outwardly spreading plant habit, twisted stems, burgundy colored catkins and leaf buds, and rich dark burgundy-colored leaves.  Will produce a few fruit (nuts), but they are small; borne in clusters of one or two.
  • Sun to part shade.  Resistant to eastern filbert blight caused by the fungus Anisogramma anomala.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 4      Developed at Oregon State University by Shawn Mehlenbacher and David Smith..  US Plant Patent, PP20,694, February 2, 2010
  • Oregon State Univ. campus:  west of the Asian & Pacific Cultural Center (APCC)
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  • plant habit, winter

    plant habit, winter

  • branches, winter

    branches, winter

  • catkins and branches

    catkins and branches

  • twisted branches and catkins

    twisted branches and catkins

  • plant habit, spring

    plant habit, spring

  • leaves, spring

    leaves, spring

  • plant habit, late summer

    plant habit, late summer

  • shoot, late summer

    shoot, late summer

  • leaves, late summer

    leaves, late summer