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Hazel hedge plants

Corylus avellana hedging

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Hazel hedge plants have a lot to offer, with large green foliage that adopts golden tones in the autumn, long yellow catkins and sweet, edible nuts. It's easy to see why Corylus avellana is such a popular choice. This native plant is of significant importance to wildlife, with Hazel hedge plants supporting over 70 species of insect, as well as dormice, squirrels and moths.

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  • Best Features: Edible nuts, yellow catkins, wildlife friendly
  • Ideal For Hedges: 1m - 4m high
  • Growth Rate: Average to Fast | 30-60cm a year
  • Position: Hazel Hedges are shade tolerant, can handle windy, exposed sites and will thrive in nearly all soil types
  • Also Consider: Other native hedging plants, such as Field Maple (Acer campestre) for similar, yellow autumn colour or Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna) for attractive, red haws

* Please note, 1 bare root = 1 Hazel plant, not a bundle of plants. We use a mixture of bare root photos taken in leaf from our growing sites in summer, as well as during the bare root planting season when Hazel may be defoliated.

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Hazel hedging Root: Bare Root Root Type: Bare Root Height Now: 40/60cm Hazel hedging 1+ £1.29 (ex VAT) 10+ £1.29 (ex VAT) 50+ £1.29 (ex VAT) 100+ £1.29 (ex VAT) 250+ £1.19 (ex VAT) In stock | In Stock | Bare Root | Delivered Within 7-10 Days
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Hazel hedging Root: Bare Root Root Type: Bare Root Height Now: 60/90cm Hazel hedging 1+ £1.59 (ex VAT) 10+ £1.59 (ex VAT) 50+ £1.59 (ex VAT) 100+ £1.59 (ex VAT) 250+ £1.49 (ex VAT) In stock | In Stock | Bare Root | Delivered Within 7-10 Days
Bare Root 60/90cm In Stock | Bare Root | Delivered Within 7-10 Days 5-7 £1.59 (ex VAT) £1.59 (ex VAT) £1.59 (ex VAT) £1.59 (ex VAT) £1.49 (ex VAT)
Hazel hedging Root: Bare Root Root Type: Bare Root Height Now: 90/120cm Hazel hedging 1+ £2.39 (ex VAT) 10+ £2.39 (ex VAT) 50+ £2.39 (ex VAT) 100+ £2.39 (ex VAT) 250+ £2.29 (ex VAT) In stock | In Stock | Bare Root | Delivered Within 7-10 Days
Bare Root 90/120cm '3yr plant'. In Stock | Bare Root | Delivered Within 7-10 Days 3-7 £2.39 (ex VAT) £2.39 (ex VAT) £2.39 (ex VAT) £2.39 (ex VAT) £2.29 (ex VAT)
Hazel hedging Root: Cell Grown Root Type: Cell Grown Height Now: 30/50cm Hazel hedging 1+ £1.79 (ex VAT) 10+ £1.79 (ex VAT) 50+ £1.79 (ex VAT) 100+ £1.69 (ex VAT) 250+ £1.59 (ex VAT) In stock | In Stock | Cell Grown | Delivered Within 7-10 Days Minimum Qty: 12
Cell Grown 30/50cm Min Qty 12. In Stock | Cell Grown | Delivered Within 7-10 Days 5-7 £1.79 (ex VAT) £1.79 (ex VAT) £1.79 (ex VAT) £1.69 (ex VAT) £1.59 (ex VAT)
Hazel hedging Root: Pot Grown Root Type: 2 Litre Pot Height Now: 60/90cm Hazel hedging 1+ £4.49 (ex VAT) 10+ £4.49 (ex VAT) 50+ £4.39 (ex VAT) 100+ £4.29 (ex VAT) 250+ £4.19 (ex VAT) In stock | In Stock | Pot Grown | Delivered Within 7-10 Days
2 Litre Pot 60/90cm In Stock | Pot Grown | Delivered Within 7-10 Days 3-5 £4.49 (ex VAT) £4.49 (ex VAT) £4.39 (ex VAT) £4.29 (ex VAT) £4.19 (ex VAT)
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Hazel hedge plants (Corylus avellana) description

The green foliage of Corylus avellana is rounded and slightly hairy with a pointed tip, turning lovely shades of orange and yellow in the autumn before falling. Hazel Corylus avellana produces edible nuts that are popular with wildlife, particularly squirrels, and has attractive, long, yellow catkins that adorn the branches in early spring.

Most popular uses of Hazel hedging

Corylus avellana is suited to cottage garden and informal hedging. It can be trimmed into a more formal shape if desired, but looks better when left to develop a natural form. Hazel hedge plants grow well in almost any soil type and will tolerate exposed sites, making them a good choice to use as a windbreak or screen.

Combine Hazel hedge plants with

Grow Hazel Corylus avellana alone for a uniform look, or combine with other native plants for an interesting feature hedge. See our Mixed Hedging Packs for inspiration.

Growth rate of Corylus avellana hedging

Hazel is a fast growing hedge and will achieve 40-60cm a year. Hazel hedge plants are perfect for desired heights of 1m - 4m.

Care advice for Hazel Corylus avellana

Hazel is a very low maintenance hedging option; we advise trimming Corylus avellana once a year, in February or March. Take a look at our Hedging Care Advice page for further information.

Suggested planting density for Hazel hedge plants

For information on planting density specific to Hazel hedge plants, please see the product table below. In the 'No. Per Metre' column, you will find our recommended plant density for each individual plant species and root type.

Corylus avellana is available to buy year-round as Pot Grown and Cell Grown Plants. From November - mid/late May, Hazel hedge plants can be purchased as Bare Roots, using cold stored plants towards the end of the season.

On the whole, our Hazel hedge plants are UK grown by experts with years of nursery growing know-how. On the rare occasion that we do source Hazel hedging from outside of the UK, we make sure our overseas suppliers are unbeaten on quality. At best4hedging, we strive to make certain that your hedging plants reach you in the freshest condition and that they are of the highest standard, whilst protecting our outstanding prices. Rest assured, you can buy Corylus avellana hedging plants online with complete confidence.

Showing 20 of our total 136 reviews, with an average rating of 5 stars. Read all 136 reviews for Hazel hedge plants.
Review Summary - 5 out of 5 based on 136 ratings.
February 28, 2021 | stephen nauman
Hazel hedge plants

Plants look good plenty of roots planted two days later four weeks later already budding

February 28, 2021 | Anonymous
Hazel hedge plants

As Above

February 27, 2021 | Anonymous
Hazel hedge plants

As Above

February 22, 2021 | Jeremy Whinnett
Hazel hedge plants

Very good quality trees and rootstock

February 17, 2021 | Anonymous
Hazel hedge plants

A few more in the mix for nuts

February 1, 2021 | Anonymous
Hazel hedge plants


February 1, 2021 | Robert Mann
Hazel hedge plants

As Above

January 12, 2021 | Anonymous
Hazel hedge plants

Good product - looking forward to spring to see them grow

January 10, 2021 | Anonymous
Hazel hedge plants


December 30, 2020 | Sue Gore
Hazel hedge plants

Really pleased with the quality of the plants

December 23, 2020 | Anonymous
Hazel hedge plants

Bought these plants to fill in a few gaps in the hedge. Arrived as specified at time of ordering

December 10, 2020 | Anonymous
Hazel hedge plants

As Above

October 31, 2020 | Deborah Clarke
Hazel hedge plants

Excellent service good quality

August 20, 2020 | Andrew Wilson
Hazel hedge plants

As Above

August 3, 2020 | Christie Arntsen
Hazel hedge plants

Arrived in good condition. And exactly what I expected.

April 16, 2020 | Anonymous
Hazel hedge plants

Bigger plants than I expected. Excellent quality, obviously dug to order, and arrived in perfect condition.

April 15, 2020 | John HA Rowland
Hazel hedge plants

Good and sturdy, already sprouting

April 13, 2020 | Louise Seed
Hazel hedge plants

Taller and better than expected.

April 5, 2020 | David Altringham
Hazel hedge plants

As Above

February 24, 2020 | Anonymous
Hazel hedge plants

As Above

Delivery Cost

Free Delivery - The majority of orders over the minimum order values shown below are delivered FREE to UK Mainland.
(Exceptions apply - see Delivery Areas)

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Min. Order
Free Delivery



Pot Grown
& Topiary





Standard Delivery


Under 1.2m


Pot Size
Up To & Incl 7.5L

(Min Qty 12)


& Fruit Trees

Small Hand Tools, Irrigation
Canes & Mulch Matting

Rootgrow, Bonemeal,
Seaweed & AfterPlant

Tall Box Delivery


Over 1.2m






Large Tools

Pallet Delivery




Pot Size 10L & Above
& Root Ball Topiary


(Min Qty 3)

Pleached &
Espalier Trees
(Min Qty 5)


Pallet Deliveries

Some plants are too heavy or too tall to be packed in cardboard box, in which case we use pallet deliveries. In these circumstances, we require a minimum order value of £170 (ex VAT) for free delivery, or you can make a contribution towards the delivery cost. Look out for the information on product pages which explains this further where applicable and if your order is for less than £170 (ex VAT) please call us on 01257 494 491 or email us to agree upon a delivery contribution. This requirement only applies to those plants where it is clearly indicated on the product page.

Pallet deliveries are always undertaken on an 18-tonne vehicle (similar in size to a standard refuse vehicle). If for any reason you require a smaller vehicle please contact our sales team who can arrange this for you. There will be an additional surcharge applied for small vehicle deliveries

Delivery Areas

EU & NI - As of 1st January 2021, we are no longer delivering to Republic Of Ireland or anywhere else within the EU. Currently, we can no longer deliver to Northern Ireland also.

Scottish Highlands & Islands - Most deliveries to the Scottish Highlands & Islands incur an additional charge. We classify this as including AB (Aberdeen) and DD (Dundee) postcodes, all Scottish Islands, as well as the Channel Islands, Isle of Wight and Isle of Man. The exact delivery cost is order specific and will need to be quoted by a member of our Sales Enquiries & Advice Team, so please contact us on 01257 494 491

Protected Zones - Some of the species of plants we sell cannot be shipped outside of the UK Mainland under any circumstance, in accordance with regulations set out by DEFRA. Protected Zones we cannot deliver these plants to include all of the Channel Islands (Jersey, Guernsey, Sark, Jethou, Lihou, Burhou, Alderney & Ortac), Isle of Man, Isle of Wight, France, Ireland.

Currently, this includes any plants or packs containing plants from the following genera:

  • Amelanchier
  • Cotoneaster
  • Crataegus
  • Malus
  • Pyracantha
  • Sorbus

Delivery Timescales

99% of our orders are dispatched within 7 to 10 days of receipt and most the day after the order is placed. We can do “next day delivery” on many of our products for an additional £12 (incl VAT) but please call on 01257 494 491 before placing your order to check.

We can also deliver on a specified date to suit you. Please indicate the date you would like to receive delivery in the notes section of the checkout (or place your order by phone) and we’ll do our utmost to meet that date.

Occasional hiccups can occur (such as broken down vehicles) and although we are very experienced in logistics we cannot be held liable for costs incurred or inconvenience due to late deliveries - see terms and conditions for more information.

You will receive an email or telephone call confirming the dispatch of your order 24/48 hours before it arrives with you.

Exceptions to our quick turnaround timescale

Pre-orders - if you have placed an order that includes products on pre-order, then they will be dispatched to you as soon as they are available. If your order includes pre-order bare roots or root balls you will be notified once they are being dispatched (root balls from mid to late October and bare roots from early to mid-November).

Root Balls - lifting root balls involves the use of complex, heavy machinery, this lifting is carried out twice a week in the root ball season so we do still have a prompt turnaround timescale but if your order has just missed one lifting, it will be a few days before we lift again. We are always happy to confirm when we can deliver to you before you order. The benefit of this method of supplying root balls is that they are always fresh and therefore have a higher success rate than root balls that are stored out of the soil.

Weather conditions can affect dispatch - bare root and root ball plants are not lifted if the ground is too cold (it damages the roots) and the delivery of all plants can be affected if the water supply is frozen (because we water all plants before packing). Extremely hot weather can also be challenging, and occasionally we hold backorders for species that are particularly vulnerable. We ask our customers to be mindful of bank holidays when couriers are not active.

We'd like to stress that although there are exceptions, the vast majority of our orders are dispatched extremely quickly and we are proud of our logistics developed over many years of delivering plants to tens of thousands of customers.


We inspect plants carefully before dispatch but accept that very occasionally things may go wrong. You can return your plants (within 14 days) for a refund or replacement (we’ll help with the process of returning). If your plants arrived damaged then returns are free of charge. However, we ask that you inform us as soon as possible. If you’d like to return your plants because of a change of plan or if we do not agree that the plants are significantly damaged (the loss of a few leaves in transit or a loose pot on arrival, for example, wouldn't be harmful to the plants), then we may ask you to pay the full or partial return costs if you still wanted to return them. We’re very reasonable and always aim for complete satisfaction as demonstrated by our amazing Feefo customer reviews which can be viewed here.

Should you wish to return any products that you have over-bought, no longer require or purchased in error you will incur both a return cost (different charges for pallets and Boxes) and the original cost of delivery incurred by best4hedging. Please contact the Service team for charges and/or to organise a return. Plants will be subject to a quality control check from our Nursery upon return before any refund is authorised and processed.

Please note that in the case of damaged plants, if you have not notified us of a problem within 14 days of delivery, we consider you to have accepted the plants and best4hedging has no further liability for them should they fail. You can read more about our returns policy in our terms and conditions here.

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