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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.
  • 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.

Buy Varieties of CORYLUS

CORYLUS avellana

CORYLUS avellana  >

Commonly known as: Cob nut, Common hazel.
Pot grown individually £6.50 each, 10+ £5.00 each

CORYLUS avellana 'Aurea'

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Commonly known as: Golden hazel.
Bright golden leaves
£17.50 each
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Large £30.00 each

CORYLUS avellana 'Contorta'  AWARD

CORYLUS avellana 'Contorta'  >

Commonly known as: Contorted hazel, Corkscrew hazel, Harry Lauder's walking stick.
Catkin flowers, contorted stems
£19.50 each
Large £30.00 each

CORYLUS avellana 'Contorta' 'Red Majestic'  AWARD

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Commonly known as: Corkscrew hazel.
Rare and unusual new form of the contorted hazel with stunning bright red leaves
£25.00 each

CORYLUS avellana 'Kentish Cob'

CORYLUS avellana 'Kentish Cob'  >

Commonly known as: Cob nut, Fruiting hazel.
Large fruiting form ripening in SEPT-OCT
Bush £22.50 each

CORYLUS maxima 'Purpurea'

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Commonly known as: Hazel nut, Purple-leaf filbert.
Deep purple foliage in full sun
£20.00 each

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