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Corylus maxima 'Red Filbert' | Hazelnut Tree

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Corylus maxima 'Rote Zellernuss' (Rote Zellernuss Red Filbert) - 9L Pot

This spreading shrub fruits hairy brown husks and brown nuts which contain white-skinned kernels, which are ready to harvest in the autumn. Originally from southern Europe, these trees have been grown in Britain for thousands of years. Once dried, these nuts will keep for months, and can be enjoyed all through the winter months.

Q:Does Height Really Matter?

A: Not As Much As You Might Think...

One stand out specification that customers often use to judge the value of a tree is the height. So should height directly correlate with the price of a tree? No, not necessarily.

To an extent the height of a tree can give you a good indication of its maturity but you must not forget: To grow a productive, well shaped, healthy tree you must prune it back regularly, especially when young.

Our trees often grow up to 2m in the fields before we prune them back and package them ready to send out. This pruning encourages the tree to grow more, stronger branches and ensures there is a good balance between the root size and top growth. This ensures that your tree puts energy into establishing a healthy root base instead of supporting top growth, providing a better foundation for your tree in the future.

So, in summary: Don’t let the extra 10/20cm you may find elsewhere sway you. You are likely to be paying extra for the delivery costs and, if you want a healthy tree in the long run, you’re going to have to chop it off anyway!

Fruit Benefits

These fruits taste best when freshly picked from their branches. They please even the most sophisticated of palates, and can be made into jams and preserves to bring great summer memories on autumn or winter days. Fruit plants are a valuable addition to any garden, bearing in mind that they do not only provide fruits, but also make a bold statement in garden arrangements by producing clouds of pink and white flowers, which at the slightest breeze fall like raindrops. When planning your garden, try to choose varieties with fruits that ripen from early summer to late autumn to ensure a constant supply of fresh fruits throughout the warmer months.

  • Arrives as: 9L Pot
  • Approx. Height on Arrival: 60-90cm
  • Approx. Growth Height: 3m
  • Rate of Growth: Fast
  • Flower Colour: Yellow catkins
  • Foliage Colour: Green
  • Tree is approx 2 years old with a 1 year old rootstock
  • Flowering Period: Late Winter (Feb-March)
  • Harvesting Period: September
  • Season of Use: September - October
  • Growing Habit: bush, cordon, espalier, fan
  • Uses: Eating fresh
  • Hardiness: Fully hardy
  • Exposure: Exposed, sheltered
  • Self pollinating: Yes - (see 'Pollination' section below)
  • Scented: Barely
  • Wildlife friendly - Attracts bees and other pollinating insects
Packaging

We have developed an eco friendly polypot that is currently in use across our 9 litre range. This polypot has less than 20% of the plastic used by a regular pot, and is importantly recyclable. Polypots also prevent root spiraling, encouraging a healthier root system.

All trees arrive in an extra thick cardboard box with a clamp to hold their pot in place. This prevents them from moving around on their journey.

Nursery staff will wrap the roots of our bare root trees and use compost to keep them moist during transportation. This extra protection prevents them from drying out, allowing for a flying start. We also use the same specialised box that our potted trees have to keep them nice and secure as they make their way to your home.
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Is Collection/Mix? No
Needs Ericaceous Compost? No

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