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We have many self sown Hazels, and a few either maples/ashs. All these will either grow to a tree or can be trained as a natural rural hedge. I believe theres a chance these hazels will produce nuts as the larger ones in our garden have nuts that you can eat if the squirrels dont get there first!
A few dug out but about 5 still in the ground and need digging.
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.
Banks, hedging, ornamental