Small deciduous tree 4-6m tall. Very edible hazel nuts in March followed by yellow autumn leaves. Suited to all soil types including extremes. Full sun or partial shade. Frost hardy. Easy to grow. Tolerant of winds except coastal exposure. Self fertile. The nuts can be eaten raw or roasted, or used in bread, cakes, pastries etc. Dried nuts store for at least a year. Milk can be obtained from the nuts as well as oil for salad dressings, baking etc. The bark, leaves and catkins can be used medicinally, as can the oil which is used for the treatment of worms in children. Finely ground nuts can be used for face masks. Good for hedging, coppicing fuel, dowsing rods for water divining, basketry and charcoal for art work.
Size PB18. Approx height 90cm.