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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.
Deciduous - trees and shrubs. Grown for their foliage and yellow male catkins.
Full sun - variegated varieties in full sun.
Additional Features - Good to know - - C. avellana and C. maxima produce edible nuts. Larger species and cultivars make good specimen trees..
Pests & Diseases - squirrels, caterpillars, mites, sawflies, aphids .
Place of origin - northern temperate regions.
Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil - - does well in chalky soils.