The long lambs tails on the Hazel bushes are a winter delight and an absolute picture when coated with icy frost.
Corylus avellana will have the standard green leaves and maxima ‘Purpurea’ has dark purple leaves as the name suggests.
|Corylis avellana maxima Purpurea|
I have celebrated the lovely birch bark but note that they also have little catkins!
The Kilmarnock willow or the weeping pussy willow has soft little furry catkins. It’s a perfect little tree and can look lovely in a pot.
I should say take a look at the ghostly silver Garrya elliptica but not in my garden this year! All mine have barely a catkin as they were mascaraed last year for our holly wreath workshops! It has always been shrouded in a waterfall of catkins.