March 2006, Hertfordshire UK. This attractive variety of Hazel bears yellow catkins in Spring and edible 'Filbert' nuts in the Autumn. It grows slowly to about 10ft and will do well in sun or partial shade in any well drained soil. It is good on wind swept sites too. There is another, rarer, variety which grows taller and which has purple catkins, nuts and leaves, Corylus maxima 'Purpurea'. Propagate by layering shoots or by removing suckers from the parent bush.