Hazel is a tremendous wildlife resource, its yellow catkins are an invaluable source of early pollen for bees and its nuts are a bonus for insects and small animals.
Hazel will grow in a wide range of situations, it is extremely tough and resistant to frost. It will grow best in damp fertile soil, but will happily survive and flourish in rocky places once established. It can tolerate quite high levels of shade.
Flowering in early spring, Corylus Avellana has small red flowers and yellow catkins. The foliage is heart-shaped, mid-green with a double serrated margin.In autumn it turns shades of yellow.
- Excellent for wildlife including bees and other insects and birds
- Native plant for countryside hedgerows
- Does well in sheltered or exposed areas