I finally lost my Harry Lauder's Walking Stick, Corylus avellana 'Contorta'. I mail ordered it from Heronswood Nursery back in Oct 2001(still have the tag). I grew it in a container until we moved to this house. I think it's been in the ground for about 2 years. Last year it didn't put out it's leaves until May. This year it's dead :-( I guess it really does prefer the Pacific Northwest with their rain and moist soil. I haven't dug it out yet because the curly branches are so beautiful. I will definitely save the branches after I yank it. Sad.