CORYLUS avellana

Commonly known as Cob nut, Common hazel

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CORYLUS avellana

 
Estimated availability autumn 2021 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
Pot grown individually £8.50 each , 10+ £8.00 each 
Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2021
plant size comparison icon 2 to 3 Litre
  • Deciduous
    Broadly heart-shaped, toothed, mid-green leaves to 10cm (4in) long.
  • Height
    5m (16ft)
  • Spread
    5m (16ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Tree-like shrub. Pendent yellow catkins 4-6cm (1½ - 2½in) long appear in late winter and early spring. Edible nuts in autumn.
  • Hardy - very cold winter Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features
    Good to know - the native hazel. 'Lamb's tails' are the long, male catkins. Pliant hazel rods have been used by man since prehistoric times. Makes very good artist's charcoal. Wildlife plant. Food for more than 70 species of insect. Bird plant.
  • Pests & Diseases
    caterpillars, mites, sawflies, aphids.
  • Place of origin
    Europe, Turkey.
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Serrate see photos above
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Pruning group 4 - Suitable for: Deciduous trees and shrubs that flower on current year's growth or are grown for winter stem effect.
    Pruning: Hard prune to a low permanent framework.
    When: Annually in early Spring.

    RHS group 5, 6 & 7
  • Seasonal Interest
    Spring
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil - does well in chalky soils.
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Corylus - Growing Guide
5m (16ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  5m (16ft)
 

Buy Varieties of CORYLUS avellana

CORYLUS avellana 'Aurea'

CORYLUS avellana 'Aurea'

Golden hazel

Bright golden leaves

 
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£17.50 each 
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Large
£30.00 each 
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CORYLUS avellana 'Contorta'

CORYLUS avellana 'Contorta'

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

Catkin flowers, contorted stems

 
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£22.50 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
Large
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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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£25.00 each 
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CORYLUS avellana 'Kentish Cob'

CORYLUS avellana 'Kentish Cob'

Cob nut, Fruiting hazel

Large fruiting form ripening in sept-oct

 
Bush
£25.00 each 
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Available Early Spring 2022 - Spring according to the Met office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore early spring is early March to mid-April. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.

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