A UK native hedging species, Corylus avellana is suited to cottage garden and informal hedging as it looks best when left to develop a natural form. The green foliage is rounded and slightly hairy with a pointed tip, turning lovely shades of orange and yellow in the autumn before falling. Distinctive pale yellow fluffy catkins appear from January to March, these are accompanied by less noticeable flowers that, in turn, produce edible nuts which ripen September/October. The nuts are particularly popular with squirrels. Will grow well in almost any soil type and will tolerate exposed sites, making them a good choice to use as a windbreak or screen. A very low maintenance hedging option.
Approx size – 30-50cm
Planting distance – 20cm apart
As this product is bare-rooted it is available for dispatch between November & March. Orders can be placed in advance at any time, just bear in mind that payment will be taken in full at time of ordering.