Nut, Common Hazel

A perfect addition to any wildlife-friendly, conservation or edible hedge, Hazels (Corylus avellana) are a UK native which not only can be grown as specimen shrubs but also as an excellent hedge. Fast growing (40-60cm per year), hazels will soon turn into a thick hedge, providing a valuable shelter for nesting birds, whilst the nuts will be devoured by squirrels and other small mammals.

Hazel grows well in most free-draining soils, tolerating shade, wind and cold exposed sites, although it will not do well in heavy, damp conditions. Hazel can either be clipped normally, but is traditionally ‘brutted’ by snapping sideshoots in half in August, which encourages heavier cropping in the following year.  Hazels can also be coppiced very successfully - take some of the older growth back hard to just above soil level - which also provides useful pea sticks to support plants in the rest of the garden.

Plant in a single row, 3 plants per metre, or allow 30cm of space per plant in a mixed hedgerow.

Plant sizes:

We pride ourselves on the quality of our hedging plants. As well as the height of the plants, we also specify the age of the plant - all are generally either two years old (1/1) or even three years old (1/2). This means they have a sturdy, extensive root system and strong stems, ready for the perfect start to your garden hedge. You may be able to buy cheaper, but we don’t think you can buy better.

 

 

Nut, Common Hazel

<p dir="ltr"><span>A perfect addition to any wildlife-friendly, conservation or edible hedge, Hazels (</span><span>Corylus avellana) </span><span>are a UK native which not only can be grown as specimen shrubs but also as an excellent hedge. Fast growing (40-60cm per year), hazels will soon turn into a thick hedge, providing a valuable shelter for nesting birds, whilst the nuts will be devoured by squirrels and other small mammals.</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Hazel grows well in most free-draining soils, tolerating shade, wind and cold exposed sites, although it will not do well in heavy, damp conditions. Hazel can either be clipped normally, but is traditionally &lsquo;brutted&rsquo; by snapping sideshoots in half in August, which encourages heavier cropping in the following year.&nbsp; Hazels can also be coppiced very successfully - take some of the older growth back hard to just above soil level - which also provides useful pea sticks to support plants in the rest of the garden.</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>Plant in a single row, 3 plants per metre, or allow 30cm of space per plant in a mixed hedgerow.</span></p> <p dir="ltr"><strong>Plant sizes:</strong></p> <p dir="ltr"><span>We pride ourselves on the quality of our hedging plants. As well as the height of the plants, we also specify the age of the plant - all are generally either two years old (1/1) or even three years old (1/2). This means they have a sturdy, extensive root system and strong stems, ready for the perfect start to your garden hedge. You may be able to buy cheaper, but we don&rsquo;t think you can buy better.</span></p> <p><span>&nbsp;</span></p> <p><span>&nbsp;</span></p>