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Corylus Genus

Hazel

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Fertile, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0 to 9.0
  • WaterDry

Description

Corylus genus (Hazel). In this genus there are approximately 15 thicket-forming, deciduous trees and shrubs which are suitable for small gardens. The leaves are toothed broad and heart-shaped. The flowers are small and grow in greenish catkins. It will bear hard brown nuts in clusters.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Shrubs or Trees

Other common names

Hazel nut

Origin

N. temperate zone

Interest and use

Grown for their habit, catkins and often edible fruits (nuts).

Cultivation

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

Propagation

You can propagate the species by seeds in the autumn, the cultivars by grafting in late summer, or by suckers or layering in late autumn to early spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Mildew may cause defoliation; other fungi and insects may spoil nuts.

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