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