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Corylus avellana

To swap with Masha Bennett

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Pot Size
1 litre

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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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