Purple Hazel - Corylus max purpurea

Purple Hazel hedging is a large native deciduous shrub with large purple leaves. Very attractive in spring when covered with many long yellow catkins which are followed by nuts in autumn. Hazel hedging is rarely used as a single species hedge as it works better as part of a traditional mixed hedge.

Its best to plant Bare Root hedging in a double staggered row, and Pot Grown / Rootballed hedging in a single row.

Plant Spacing:
Bare Root. When planting smaller (60cm and below) plants you will need 6 plants per metre, and for the medium size (60cm and above) you will need 5 per metre, and for the larger size (90cm and above) plants you will need 4.5 per meter. 

Pot Grown / Root Balled. When planting smaller (80cm and below) plants you will need 5 plants per metre, and for the medium size (80cm and above) you will need 4 per metre, and for the larger size (120cm and above) plants you will need 3 to 3.5 per meter. 

Purple Hazel - Corylus max purpurea
 
 
Key Facts
Likes sun or shade Likes all types of soil Catkins Deciduous Full hardy Good nesting for birds Fruit for birds
Spring colour Annual growth 10cm to 20cm Final height 6.0m Final spread 1.5m

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