Hazel (Corylus avellana) tree in a pot
Hazel are wildlife friendly compact trees with dense foliage and a hazelnut crop.
An excellent tree for supporting biodiversity, Hazel is known to support over 250 insect species plus birds and small mammals.
Early spring brings catkins, resembling lambs tails, followed by hazelnuts in late summer. Features smooth, grey-brown, bark and soft hairy leaves.
Hazel prefers moist but not waterlogged soils and an open spot rather than too much shade. Responds well to being cut back, allowing height to be controlled and can be coppiced.
Legend has it that Hazel is as a magical tree that provides protection.
Compact bushy tree growing to a maximum height of 10m, but can be pruned back hard to control height.
Hazel tree 30-60cm tall in a 2ltr Pot (CA-30-60)
Hazel tree 60-90cm tall in a 2ltr Pot (CA-60-90)
We recommend mulching and regular watering during the drier periods in the first year or so of growth.
Why buy a potted trees vs a bareroot?
Cotswold Trees supply potted trees as we have found these have the best chance of survival and do allow you to plant trees throughout the year. The cooler, wetter months are always the best time to plant a tree and allow it to establish a new root system whilst it remains fairly dormant. Despite this, potted trees can be planted successfully throughout the spring and summer if they are well looked after.
You may find other suppliers offer bareroot and plug plants which are often cheaper options, especially when buying trees in bulk, but these tend to take a little longer to establish.
Cotswold Trees are a specialist tree supplier, nurturing thousands of young trees in our Oxfordshire woodland nursery. We offer affordable, sustainably grown trees that can make a lasting improvement to any garden or outdoor space.
We offer our customers a range of garden trees you might commonly find throughout the UK all of which are fantastic for native wildlife, but also fit in well in the British landscape.
We specialise in a small variety of British broadleaved deciduous trees to ensure we can reliably stock each tree in a range of sizes to suit the instant gardener or one who can wait a few years for a tree to grow into it's new home.
Orders of small trees (up to 1m tall) are packaged carefully and delivered reliably and safely via the UK courier network. We use Parcelforce for most of our tree deliveries and will ship your tree within 2-3 working days, so you can expect your new trees to arrive within 5 working days. We supply tracking details for all courier deliveries.
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