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CORYLUS avellana

Commonly known as Cob nut, Common hazel

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Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only
Pot grown individually £8.50 each, 10+ £8.00 each

  • 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.
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'  >

Commonly known as: Golden hazel.
Bright golden leaves
£17.50 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

CORYLUS avellana 'Contorta'  AWARD

CORYLUS avellana 'Contorta'  >

Commonly known as: Contorted hazel, Corkscrew hazel, Harry Lauder's walking stick.
Catkin flowers, contorted stems
£22.50 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
Large £35.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

CORYLUS avellana 'Contorta' 'Red Majestic'  AWARD

CORYLUS avellana 'Contorta' 'Red Majestic' >

Commonly known as: Corkscrew hazel.
Rare and unusual new form of the contorted hazel with stunning bright red leaves
£25.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

CORYLUS avellana 'Kentish Cob'

CORYLUS avellana 'Kentish Cob'  >

Commonly known as: Cob nut, Fruiting hazel.
Large fruiting form ripening in SEPT-OCT
Bush £25.00 each

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