Corylus Avellana (Hazel)
|Seasons of Interest||:||Spring Interest|
|Tree Features||:||Yellow catkins,Edible Nuts,Good for Bees|
|Growth Rate||:||Fast Growing|
|Mature Size||:||Small (under 10m)|
|Tree Type||:||Deciduous Broad Leaf|
|Tree uses||:||Screening Trees|
Also known as the cobnut or filbert, this is our native Hazel.
The squirrel’s favourite, also known as the cobnut or Filbert, this is our native Hazel.
We supplied our neighbour with 34 plants in 2007 and this has now made a fantastic instant hedge that you can view when you visit Barcham.
A small tree with a rounded habit, it looks particularly striking in the early spring when it is adorned with its long yellow “lambs tail” catkins. The nuts in autumn aren’t bad either!
A very good choice for gardens, parks and woodlands.
We supply this tree as a multi-stemmed coppiced specimen that makes a great under plant for a woodland or instant infill within a hedgerow.
Quick to grow, we recommend a five year cycle of coppicing down to only a few inches above ground level.
This can be done in February / March after the catkins finish and although you will sacrifice any fruiting potential for that year, you will end up with a more bushy and vibrant plant as a result.
Mature height: 3-5m