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Hazel hedge plants

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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
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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.

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Hazel hedge plants reviews

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Feedback for Hazel hedge plants has been compiled from 7 customer reviews

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Hazel hedge plants

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Bare roots were in very good condition and they all starting too bud within days of being planted. Very pleased.
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Hazel hedge plants

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Excellent
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Hazel hedge plants

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all good
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Excellent
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I can't wait to see these grow, the roots look excellent and they are the size I ordered.
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Good quality hazel nice shape and size. They arrived well packaged and unbroken.
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damp roots
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