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Corylus avellana – Common Hazel is a vigorous, bushy native tree that makes a great country hedging plant for mixed hedges. It is shade tolerant, suitable for any soil and it bears edible nuts in autumn. In the wild, Hazel trees rarely grow with a single stem mainly because deer and other animals eat the leaves and shoots of young plants. They cause very bushy growth that ends up creating more of a large, multi stemmed shrub than a tree.
Common name: Hazel
Botanical name: Coryllus avellana
Flowering time: Spring
Soil: Chalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
Height and spread: 2.5-4 metres and 2.5-4 metres
Aspect: South-facing or North-facing or West-facing or East-facing. Full Sun or Partial Shade
Native Mixed hedging is traditionally made up of 50% hawthorn & blackthorn, with remaining 50% split between the other varieties.
Minimum order 50 plants of each variety.
Recommend 5 plants per metre in a double staggered row.