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Corylus maxima ‘Garibaldi’

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An old variety, Corylus avellana ' Garibaldi' has attractive catkins, large leaves and is famous for good crops of long, thin shelled nuts. If planting this hazel as part of a 'nuttery', space out the hazelnut trees at 4 m (13 ft) apart.

Ideally, two or more different hazelnut cultivars should be planted near each other for better pollination and increased nut production.

Supplied Size: 5L containers (60 - 80 cm tall)

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Corylus maxima ‘Garibaldi’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
5 litres

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Grower Notes

Position: Full sun or partial shade.
Soil: Any fertile soil.
Hardiness: Hardy.
Flowering Period: January to March (Catkins).
Rate of Growth: Moderate to vigorous.
Habit: Corylus avellana ' Garibaldi' grows to be a large branching shrub.
Height: 3 m (10 ft) if left unpruned.
Spread: 3 m (10 ft) if left unpruned.
Pruning: Aim to keep Corylus avellana ' Garibaldi'l to a height of around 2 m (6 - 7 ft) by pruning the main leader to this height yearly. Prune in mid to late February.

Plant Finder: about Corylus maxima ‘Garibaldi’

Common names



Corylus maxima ‘Garibaldi’ (Filbert). C. maxima 'Garibaldi' is an old variety of filbert which produces crops of long, thin-shelled nuts. It makes an attractive, large-leaved, large spreading shrub.


They are fully hardy, and will prefer sunny positions or semi-shade, with fertile well drained soil. Cut out suckers as they arise.

Interest and use

Grown mainly for the nuts, if you can get there before the squirrels!

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Corylus maxima ‘Garibaldi’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -23°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Moist

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