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Arboretum
"A man does not plant a tree for himself, he plants it for posterity." - Alexander Smith   
Harry Lauder's Walking Stick
(Corylus avellana ‘Contorta’)

Donated by Friends of Dale and Lorraine Bassett
Tree Map Location: # 259
In Honor of Dale and Lorraine Bassett

Harry Lauder's Walking Stick shrub Harry Lauder's Walking Stick contorted branches Harry Lauder's Walking Stick green leaves Harry Lauder's Walking Stick catkins


Leaf: dark green, very unsual leaves with curled and crinkled that at first glance they almost seem silted.  
Flower: shrubby plant has long yellow catkins, very similar to pyssy willow's catkins, appear in early to middle spring  
Twig: twisted and curled. It branches contort themselves resembling corkscrews that are strikingly beautful in winter landscape  
Form: shrub, reaches a height of 8' to 10', with a similar spread.  
Interesting Facts: Harry Lauder's Walking stick was first seen in a hedgerow in England in the mid 1800's. Later one of the branches was used as a twisted walking cane by the famous Scottish entertainer, Sir Harry Lauder (1870-1950). His popularity became so widespread by the the masses and the royal family that the shrub was named in his honor.  

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