Corylus maxima 'Purpurea'
'Purpurea' is a deep purple leaf variety of Hazel. It is a more interesting specimen than the green leafed plant. It is still a large, spreading deciduous shrub or small tree. Its rounded green leaves and vigorous growth make it a good deciduous hedge. The leaves turn a vibrant yellow in autumn and the best part of the plant is in Winter to Spring when it has yellow catkins that give it interest through the Winter months.