‘Burgundy Lace’ is a unique hazelnut selection for the ornamental landscape tree market. It is the only European hazelnut (Corylus avellana) cultivar in the nursery trade that combines dissected leaves (the cutleaf trait), red leaf color and resistance to the Oregon strain of eastern filbert blight (EFB). The tree is moderately vigorous and has a desirable upright-spreading growth habit that should be easy to manage in a landscape setting.
Bred in New Zealand by leading magnolia breeder Mark Jury, Burgundy Star™ has large (up to 5inch diameter) gorgeous claret red, lightly fragrant blooms which cover the tree in early Spring. They seems to be exceptionally long lasting and the color is stable. The blooms cluster along the stems all leading to a very luxuriant look. As a 10 year old tree it grows up to 11 feet in height and 11.5 feet wide.
Parrotia persica 'Vanessa' (Columnar Persian Ironwood)
Upright form of a tough small tree that requires almost no care in return for its year-round appeal. Patchy bark, spring bronze-green foliage, exceptional month-after-month autumn color, and attractive winter branch structure put it into a class that almost approaches the perfection of Paperbark Maple and Stewartia. What it lacks in flower appeal is balanced by its extreme drought tolerance and overall tough character.