hazel nut - 25 plants - 30-40cm
- Position: full sun
- Soil: fertile, well-drained soil, but tolerates most
- Rate of growth: average
- Flowering period: February to March
- Flower colour: golden-yellow catkins
- Other features: edible nuts in late summer
- Hardiness: fully hardy
- Garden care: Plant immediately upon receipt for best results into a well prepared soil. Cut back in late winter to maintain the shape. Apply a 5-7cm (2-3in) mulch of well-rotted organic matter around the base of the plant in early spring.
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The Royal Horticultural Society bare root hedging range is a very low cost way of planting a hedge. The bare root plants are only available to buy and plant when dormant. (November-March) These plants, with known seed provenence, are grown in 220 acres of rich Herefordshire soil. As they are dispatched directly from the fields, rather than through a nursery, they are much fresher than imported or even stored plants. RHS bare root plants are grown through low input horticultural methods. Plants are rotated with pigs annually, to improve soil condition. Water is harvested in the winter for use in the summer. No heat or polytunnels are used and, as the plants are dispatched direct from the fields, transport is kept to a minimum.
Elegant, golden-yellow catkins appear in late winter and early spring and are closely followed by mid-green, heart-shaped leaves. A native of European woodland, it has long been a staple ingredient in our hedgrows. Edible nuts that are rich in vitamins, protein and unsaturated fats, ripen from late summer on this deciduous, semi-formal hedge.
Please note that as we grow the hedging especially for you, we need to take full payment when you place your order so as to reserve stock for you. The bareroot plants will then be despatched to you during November.
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