If I've done one thing right in my life it's having Open Garden in Winter, passing along Contorted Filbert.
Planted without knowledge, simply a Plant Crush, my Contorted Filbert quickly outgrew its space. With no heart to move a vigorously happy plant I pruned Contorted Filbert up from the bottom.
Its contorted trunks are naked for 5'. Capping at 15' in a bower of curly branches overhead as you walk my woodland path.
This tree makes me understand the DRUIDS.
Contorted Filbert is something you should do for yourself. It's zone 4-8, (Corylus avellana 'Contorta'.)
Garden & Be Well, XO Tara