CORYLUS

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.

Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
  • Tall Shrub
  • Tree
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    C. avellana and C. maxima produce edible nuts though for good production a selection should be planted so cross-pollination by wind can occur. Larger species and cultivars make good specimen trees.
    Place of origin
    Northern temperate regions.
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Corylus - Growing Guide

Buy Varieties of CORYLUS

CORYLUS avellana

CORYLUS avellana

Cob nut, Common hazel

 
Pot grown
individually £11.00 each , 10+ £10.00 each 
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CORYLUS avellana 'Contorta'

CORYLUS avellana 'Contorta'

Contorted hazel, Corkscrew hazel, Harry Lauder's walking stick

catkin flowers, contorted stems

 
Small
£25.00 each 
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£35.00 each 
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CORYLUS avellana 'Contorta' 'Red Majestic'

CORYLUS avellana 'Contorta' 'Red Majestic'

Corkscrew hazel

rare and unusual new form of the contorted hazel with stunning bright red leaves

 
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£35.00 each 
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CORYLUS chinensis

CORYLUS chinensis

Chinese hazel

new leaves tinted red in spring

 
£30.00 each 
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CORYLUS colurna

CORYLUS colurna

Turkish hazel

a pyramidical tree with corky corrugated bark and hairy husks on the fruit

 
£20.00 each 
CORYLUS maxima 'Purpurea'

CORYLUS maxima 'Purpurea'

Hazel nut, Purple-leaf filbert

deep purple foliage in full sun

 
£30.00 each 
CORYLUS sieboldiana

CORYLUS sieboldiana

Japanese hazel, Manchurian hazel

one of the hardiest hazels

 
£25.00 each 

Useful extras...

Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Afterplant - Grow Your Own
AFTER PLANT GROW YOUR OWN seaweed is ready to use liquid concentrate that was specially formulated be used on all edible plants.
Only £8.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Afterplant - Tomatoes
AFTER PLANT TOMATO FEED Liquid Concentrate with Bio stimulant is a high potash liquid concentrate containing seaweed extract, plant derived amino acids and other nutrients specifically formulated to benefit tomatoes and greenhouse plants.
Only £8.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
3 options from £3.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow Ericoid mycorrhizal fungi
This specially adapted Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi will boost the growth of acid-loving plants like rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers and blueberries. It contains ericoid and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, which are found in poor acidic soils where ericaceous plants naturally grow.
Only £7.50

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
All-purpose Seaweed Stimulant
All-purpose organic concentrated seaweed feed that is a ready to use, derived from sustainable harvested kelp, that can be used on all outdoor and indoor plants, except acid loving plants. Perfect used in conjunction with Rootgrow™.
Only £7.50

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