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Corylus avellana

For sale by Bluebell Nursery

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Our native species of hazel, Corylus avellana grows to be a shrub or small tree and in early spring is festooned with long catkins followed later in the year by hazelnuts. Excellent for creating a habitat for wildlife and a useful screening tree, this can also be planted as part of a hedge or windbreak.

Supplied bare root - not in containers.
Size: Bundles of 50 bare root plants, (approx 40 - 60 cm tall).
Available late November to February.

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Corylus avellana | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
1 litre × 50

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Plant Finder: about Corylus avellana

Common names

Hazel nut, Corkscrew hazel, Cobnut


Corylus avellana (Hazel nut). This is an upright-bushy shrub or tree. It will produce a density growth of stems about 7m high. In the winter the bare twigs are massively covered with long yellow-orange, red catkins. The nut is enclosed in a green, fringed tube, In the autumn the leaves will become pale yellow.


It is very tolerant of high winds. It will prefer rich soil and will do well in full sun or partial shade.

Interest and use

Banks, hedging, ornamental

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Corylus avellana | Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Well drained, Fertile, Medium, Low salinity
  • Soil pH5.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
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