Saturday, May 25, 2019

Red Dragon Contorted Hazelnut

We planted this ornamental hazelnut tree in March of 2013. It's fun to see where it's grown in that time.
It's gotten quite tall, much taller than expected, and now stands out prominently in the landscape. But it's leaning way to the side, probably in an attempt to capture more sunlight. The poor thing wants full sun to part shade, but once the rain garden got so overgrown, I think it got inadequate light. Now that we've removed so many shrubs from the rain garden, hopefully it will get better.

We may have to figure out how to prune off some of the furthest reaching branches this winter.

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