Corylus avellana – Hazel Hedging

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Sizes Supplied Item Price £ – (Ex VAT)
(Min Order: 50 no.)
60-100cm 0.80 BR (Nov – Mar)

Key: BR = Bare Root (November to March)

Details / Key Facts

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.

Key Facts

  • Common name: Hazel
  • Botanical name: Coryllus avellana
  • Group: Hedge 
  • 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
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Difficulty: Easy

How To Grow

Langley Horticulture recommend 5 plants per metre in a double staggered row. Grows well in chalky soil in sun or partial shade. For fruit production, grow as a goblet-shaped bush. Keep clear soil in a 60cm radius around trunk.

Propagate by chip budding in mid- to late summer or grafting onto cLonally produced rootstocks or seedlings in late winter

Suggested planting locations and garden types
Hedging & screens low maintenance cottage & informal garden wildflower meadow wildlife gardens


Corylus are deciduous trees and large shrubs with broad leaves, and showy male catkins in early spring, followed by edible nuts.

Further Information
‘Cosford’ is a good cobnut for fruit and a good pollinator. Growing at least two cultivars will ensure cross pollination.


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.


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