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Hazel in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Corylus avellana

 

Hazel

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) is a deciduous shrub typically found in hedgerows. It can reach to 10m height and it’s ability to withstand hard pruning means it is also suitable for a smaller space and can also be pruned to interesting architectural shapes. In early Spring yellow make catkins appear, followed by edible hazel nuts in Autumn. In Autumn the foliage turns yellow.

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plant Features
  • Hazel likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Hazel likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Hazel is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Hazel likes free draining

    Free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Hazel

Latin name

Corylus avellana

type

Trees or Shrubs

family

Betulaceae

ph

7.0 - 8.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Hazel likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Hazel is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Hazel likes free draining

    Free draining

  • Water

    Hazel likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Hazel is 4.00meters x 8.00meters 4.00 M 8.00 M

Corylus avellana

Corylus avellana (Common Hazel) is a deciduous shrub typically found in hedgerows. It can reach to 10m height and it’s ability to withstand hard pruning means it is also suitable for a smaller space and can also be pruned to interesting architectural shapes. In early Spring yellow make catkins appear, followed by edible hazel nuts in Autumn. In Autumn the foliage turns yellow.


Planting out

From Mid Autumn TO Early Winter

Plant out container grown shrubs into growing site that is moist but free draining.

 

Flowering Season

From Late Winter TO Early Spring

The flowers are produced very early in spring, before the leaves, and are monoecious with single-sex wind-pollinated catkins. Male catkins are pale yellow and 5–12 cm long, while female catkins are very small and largely concealed in the buds with only the bright red 1–3 mm long styles visible.

 

Propagation by cuttings

From Late Summer TO Mid Autumn

Take semi ripe cuttings in spring to early summer ensuring that the base of the cutting is hard. Cleanly cut up to a 10cm long stems, remove lower leaves and pinch the tip out, dip the stem into rooting hormone, fill a container/pot with suitable compost, make holes around the edge of it and plant the cuttings, water in well, cover with a polythene bag and place somewhere warm, lake the bag off twice a week to air the cuttings. Keep the cuttings moist until well rooted.Harden off when well rooted and pot on into individual pots increasing the airing to let the leaves to develop. Remove rotten, dying or dead cuttings regularly.

 
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