Hazelnut (EUROPEAN, (CORYLUS AVELLANA) FILBERT)
Medium to fast growing multiple stemmed shrubs or small trees growing from 12-20 feet tall and often forming a dense thicket. Hazels have quite ornamental catkins through the winter that fill out and color up in early spring. The nuts develop in late summer and can be harvested up to one month before they would be ripe on the plant and ripening indoors to avoid them becoming wildlife food. Hazels are a host plant for the truffle, our most delectable mushroom.
**Two matched varieties are needed for nut production.**
Makes a reliable shrub for foundation plantings, shrub borders or hedges. It makes an excellent companion plant in the orchard or shrub border due to its ability to fix nitrogen.
Produces small to medium-sized, flavorful, very nutritional nuts that go so well with chocolate. The wood is highly valued for crafts for being tough, flexible, and durable for use in wattle fencing or basketry.