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
    Trees and shrubs. Grown for their foliage and yellow male catkins.
  • Tall Shrub
  • Full sun
    variegated varieties in full sun.
  • Partial shade
  • 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.
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Corylus - Growing Guide

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CORYLUS avellana

CORYLUS avellana

Cob nut, Common hazel

 
Pot grown
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CORYLUS avellana 'Aurea'

CORYLUS avellana 'Aurea'

Golden hazel

bright golden leaves

 
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£17.50 each 
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£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

 
Small
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£22.50 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

 
£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
£27.50 each 
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CORYLUS maxima 'Purpurea'

CORYLUS maxima 'Purpurea'

Hazel nut, Purple-leaf filbert

deep purple foliage in full sun

 
£27.50 each 

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