Corylus avellana 'Red Dragon'
Red Dragon Hazelnut
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), on Jefferson Ave.