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The catkins are bright yellow in spring and stand out against the dark stems. Times, Sunday Times (2016)In winter months a huge number of long, slender catkins hang from its branches. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The first catkins could appear in early December. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The twisted stems of this hazel are elegantly weeping and their corkscrew curls are adorned in spring with long, golden catkins. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Golden catkins appear at the same time. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The first hazel catkins are now filling with yellow pollen and swinging in the wind. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The leathery foliage is bright green and the catkins silvery grey. Times, Sunday Times (2015)This has yellow catkins followed by false cones. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The first hazel catkins are beginning to turn yellow and swing loose on the twigs. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Already the hazel catkins are releasing pollen in the wind and you can virtually see the daffodils and rhubarb growing. The Sun (2010)Let the catkins flower first, if you like. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The catkins are long, dangling green strings. Times, Sunday Times (2011)But how far they go depends a great deal on the warmth of the winter and the abundance or otherwise of birch catkins. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Countless 4cm catkins appear with the leaves and are held upright. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Nature notes Long yellow catkins are swinging on the hazel twigs. Times, Sunday Times (2015)They are long green and orange catkins, while the female flowers are small and green. Times, Sunday Times (2011) Long green catkins are appearing on the yellow twigs, with small green leaves on either side. Times, Sunday Times (2011)At closer quarters, one can see that there are also little green catkins hanging from the twigs. Times, Sunday Times (2009) Female catkins are less showy. Winter Garden Glory (1993)With the birch catkins all gone by February, they come down and feed on the early dandelion clocks. Times, Sunday Times (2008)At the same time as the new leaves, dangling golden catkins appear, looking very bright against the dark foliage. Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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