Hazel Trees – Corylus Avellana


Hazel trees, Corylus avellana, are native to Europe and Asia, celebrated for their decorative flowers and edible nuts.

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An Introduction to Hazel Trees

Hazel trees, Corylus avellana, are native to Europe and Asia, celebrated for their decorative flowers and edible nuts.


Hazel trees bloom early spring with yellow catkins, followed by edible nuts in autumn. Native to temperate Europe and Asia, they grow rapidly, reaching up to 12 feet. Leaves are round, about 2-6 inches, with a double-serrated margin. The bark is smooth and silvery-brown. Hazels have a non-invasive root system and their foliage turns golden-yellow in fall. They are thornless, making them safe for public spaces.

Benefits for Nature

Hazel trees are a boon for biodiversity. Their catkins provide vital early pollen for bees, while the nuts support various bird species and small mammals. They have a low toxicity level, making them safe in ecosystems. Hazel’s nectar and pollen contribute significantly to sustaining local fauna, enhancing ecological balance.

Landscaping and Design

In landscaping, Hazel trees offer aesthetic and practical benefits. Their dense foliage creates natural privacy screens. Ideal for woodland gardens, they complement flowering plants with their vibrant catkins and autumnal leaf color. Hazels are versatile, enhancing both formal and informal garden designs with their understated elegance.

Preferred Conditions

Hazel trees favor well-drained, fertile soils, thriving in full sun or partial shade. They are resilient to wind but less tolerant of extremely dry or coastal conditions. Adaptable to both rural and urban settings, they require moderate watering, preferring a balance between moisture and well-drained conditions.

Fun Fact about Hazel Trees

A notable fact about Hazel trees is their long lifespan, often exceeding 80 years. They also possess a unique ability to coppice, sprouting new shoots from the stump or roots if cut down, making them a renewable source of wood.


Hazel trees, Corylus avellana, are valued for their spring catkins, autumn nuts, rapid growth, and golden-yellow foliage. They support diverse wildlife, fit various landscape designs, thrive in temperate conditions, and are remarkably long-lived with unique regenerative abilities.

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