My Corylus avellana 'Contorta' (AKA Contorted Filbert, Harry Lauder's Walking Stick, Contorted Hazel, and Corkscrew Hazel) is usually late to shed it's foliage but this year it's especially so.
Much of the foliage is still green. What's up with that?
The foliage on this plant is not it's most attractive feature and while nearly every other tree in my garden is standing naked, this one is holding on to it's summer clothes.
The silhouette of these branches is one of the joys of the winter garden, especially when the catkins elongate and dance in the wind.
This tree is a bit behind in it's winter preparations, just like it's gardener.
Instead of being eager to see the leaves drop, I'm rather enjoying seeing green and some gold on the branches still. Neither of us seems in too much of a hurry to get winter underway.
What foliage is capturing your attention this month?