Hazel is a native species with large, furry, green leaves. It displays delightful, dancing catkins in summer and hazelnuts (which the squirrels will get before you) in autumn. The stems are flexible and very useful in the vegetable garden as pea or bean stakes. We include Hazel in our discounted mixed native hedging packs - but if you're choosing your own selection we would encourage you to include some of these plants for their wildlife qualities. Flowers mid September-late November. Grows 30-60cm per year. Available in packs of 10 or 20 potted plants, supplied in 2 litre pots.
Potted Plants are a more developed plant as their root systems are not disturbed during the lifting and planting process. They can be planted year round and if necessary can be left in their pots for several weeks before planting if you are unsure as to when you will be able to get round to doing the work; all they need is a little water to keep them happy. As more mature plants you don’t need quite as many per metre as the bare root plants (normally 3 to 5 would suffice depending on how dense you require your hedge and how quickly you need it to look established). Pots are a great way to create a new hedge effect more quickly.