£22.50 – £67.50
Chalky / Alkaline, Most soils, Well-drained
Hardy (Cold winter)
Height (when grown)
Gift Wrap (£2.75)
The beautiful lime green leaves open in early spring, growing singly on the branches and are of a pointed oval, slightly heart-shaped asymmetrical shape. Hazel can be pruned and cut back to encourage growth or shape. The leaves turn a greenish brown and pink in autumn staying on the tree longer than most species. The hazelnuts ripen by September and can be eaten straight from the tree or used for eating or baking. They provide food for birds and many small animals such as our endangered Dormice. Nuthatches are often seen taking the nuts into small crevices, wedging them in and proceeding to hammer away with their beaks until they crack the nuts.
The Hazel has been around since Neolithic times and has been a source of food to man and wildlife. A happy and sympathetic tree it has always had close associations with man and his livestock and is a good tree to plant in these times when wildlife is in trouble. Fully hardy, it prefers sun or semi-shade and fertile well-drained soil. Making it a good hedge and beneficial to wildlife. For hedging please ring for bulk price.
Special features: Self fertile, early flowering catkins, delicious nuts & beneficial to wildlife
Birthday Tree: 5th August – 1st September
Symbolism, Folklore & Old Wives Tales
Celtic Tree of Wisdom, Communication, Reconciliation & Peace, Emblem of St Philbert.
Gender, Masculine – Planet, Sun – Element, Air – Deities, Mercury, Thor, Artemis/Diana
Powers, Luck, Fertility, Protection, Wishes.
Hazel wood can be used to make Magical Wands!
The tree is watered before carefully packed by one of our experienced staff on site. It comes in a cardboard box lined with straw. (We try to use as much recycling material as possible) The box is addressed to the customer or a specified name and address and sent out overnight delivery to arrive on requested dates.
Please note the size of the tree that you are ordering, as our trees are provided for our clients to plant themselves, which may appear at a small size rather than the fully grown tree as shown in the photos.
To find out more information, please visit our Delivery & Returns page.