Halloween Tree

Which is the spookiest plant in the neighborhood?  The Contorted Filbert, of course!  Corylus avellana ‘Contorta’  is a twisty and fascinating plant.  It’s also referred to as Harry Lauder’s Walking Stick.  A quick Google search for Harry Lauder reveals that he was a famous international Scottish entertainer  and often performed with a twisted walking stick.  A few branches from this amazing tree will provide a great Halloween Craft for kids.  At our activity at the nursery we put ghosts, spiders and bats for decorations, but it would also be spooky with mini pumpkins or Halloween lights.  Trick or treat? I think it’s definitely a treat!  Happy Halloween!

The Famous Walking Stick

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