Growing Wisdom

Harry Lauder's Walking Stick

Harry Lauder's Walking Stick is one of those plants that shines in winter.  When the leaves fall off this specimen is at its best.  This interesting plant is really a grafted shrub. Coming from the rootstock Corylus colurna the walking stick does require some attention.  You might notice new shoots called suckers coming out from the base of the plant.  You will want to remove these as they are not true to the rest of the plant.  This is often the case with grafted plants.