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Hazel

Corylus spp.

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Also known as

Filbert, Hazelnut

Corylus avellana shrub by MPF (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Corylus avellana contorta 'Red Majestic' - Red Corkscrew Twisted Hazel - 7-10 Litre pot

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Hazel Overview

Genus containing around 17 hardy, deciduous tree and large shrubs. Commonly known as hazel, they are from temperate climates in the Northern Hemisphere. Cultivated for their growth habit, edible fruits (hazelnuts) and pretty catkin flowers that are produced in early spring. Leaves are simple and rounded, with doubly-serrated edges. Catkins are sexed, with male catkins coloured pale yellow, measuring between 5-12cm long and female catkins are smaller and hidden in buds, appearing red due to their 1-3mm long styles.

How to propagate Hazel

Grafting

You can propagate the species by seeds in the autumn, the cultivars by grafting in late summer.

Seed

Layering

By suckers or layering in late autumn to early spring.

Suckers

Special features of Hazel

Hedge plant

Other uses of Hazel

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