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Hazelnut 'Purpleleaf' Bailey Sel

Plant Type: Deciduous Shrubs

Here is a distinctive large shrug that produces stunning purple foliage that fades to green in summer. It is the Purple-leaf hazel, or Corylus maxima ‘Purpurea’. This plant has been awarded the Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit. This form of Hazel has beautiful, scalloped, heavily-textured leaves. And the opulent deep purple color rivals any other shrub of this shade. But Purple-leaf hazel not only makes an outstanding ornamental, but also a first rate hedge, and, unusually for an ornamental, edible nuts are produced in good quantities.

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Flower Color

Foliage Color

Dark Pruple-Green

Plant Spread


Good Companions

Plant Height


Scape Height

Hardness Zone


Soil Moisture

Characteristics & Attributes


Bloom Time

Critter Resistance


Sun to partial shade

Growth Rate

Seasonal Interests