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Commonly known as Hazel nut
Common native shrub found all over the British Isles. A magical tree from which divining rods are made.
Genus of about 16 species of deciduous trees and shrubs from northern temperate regions, usually in woodland.
The cultivars of C. avellana and C. maxima (filbert) produce edible nuts.
C. avellana (from the town of Avella, in Italy) is a major component of the traditional English hedgerow. Coppiced, the poles were used in wattle and daub construction.
The nuts are an important food for wildlife.
DeciduousTrees and shrubs. Grown for their foliage and yellow male catkins.
Full sunvariegated varieties in full sun.
Additional FeaturesGood to knowC. avellana and C. maxima produce edible nuts. Larger species and cultivars make good specimen trees..Pests & DiseasesSquirrels, caterpillars, mites, sawflies, aphids .Place of originNorthern temperate regions.
Soil ConditionsFertile well drained soilDoes well in chalky soils.
Buy Varieties of CORYLUS
bright golden leaves
catkin flowers, contorted stems
rare and unusual new form of the contorted hazel with stunning bright red leaves
large fruiting form ripening in SEPT-OCT
deep purple foliage in full sun