Twisted hazel with no catkins

RubyLeafRubyLeaf Posts: 162
So my grandma told me today her twisted hazel has had no catkins, just leaves. Does anyone know why this could be? 

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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICTPosts: 12,950
    Has it had catkins in the past or is it a new plant?

    The catkins are the male flowers. Does it have any of the tiny red female flowers?
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • RubyLeafRubyLeaf Posts: 162
    Its a new plant only purchased late last year. There were no red flowers, and according to my grandma they had half of a catkin and it died within a day.
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICTPosts: 12,950
    It’s just a baby. Give it time. It has a lot of growing up to do before it tries to make babies of its own.
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • RubyLeafRubyLeaf Posts: 162
    edited 16 May
    So this is normal? Thats good to know, thanks! FYI its roughly 3 feet plus.
  • ObelixxObelixx Vendée, Western FrancePosts: 14,140
    That's small.  As PF says, give it time.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • YviestevieYviestevie Kingswinford, West MidlandsPosts: 4,335
    Just a thought, you haven't planted it in the shade have you.  Mine had stopped producing catkins because next doors tree had started to shade it.  I've now moved it and it's doing much better.
    Hi from Kingswinford in the West Midlands
  • RubyLeafRubyLeaf Posts: 162
    Just a thought, you haven't planted it in the shade have you.  Mine had stopped producing catkins because next doors tree had started to shade it.  I've now moved it and it's doing much better.
    No, where my Grandma has planted it, it gets full sun all day. Its in a big pot if that makes a difference, but its kept well watered.
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