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Hazelnut 'Red Cracker'

Corylus | Hazel, Filberts, Cobnuts

Hardy Tree

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Self-fertile and vigorous tree

Pretty red husks with crisp white inner kernels

Highly attractive foliage

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Hazelnut 'Red Cracker' is a self-fertile and vigorous tree with highly attractive foliage, and provides winter interest with its yellow catkins. This striking red filbert has dark red leaves and pretty red husks with crisp white inner kernels. Height and spread: 3m (9').

Estimated time to cropping once planted: 2 years.
Estimated time to best yields: 5 years.

Height Up to 300cm (119in)
Spread Up to 300cm (118in)

Hardy Tree

wildlife gardenswoodland garden

sun or semi shade

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2 bare root hazelnut trees (V63248P)
1 bare root hazelnut tree (V15455)

When growing Cobnuts, choose a sheltered position on moist, slightly acid, well drained soil in sun or semi shade. Prior to planting Hazelnut trees, incorporate plenty of well rotted manure or garden compost into the soil. Plant Cobnut trees at the same soil level as they were growing at the nursery, and water well to settle the soil.

Nut trees do not suffer weed competition well, so keep weeds and grass clear from within a 30cm radius of base of the tree. Water young trees during particularly dry periods until fully established. In spring, apply a mulch of well rotted manure or garden compost to the base of the tree. This will help to retain moisture throughout the summer.


Hazelnuts are usually grown as open centred bushes on a short main stem of about 45cm (18"). Prune Hazelnut stems back by half immediately after planting. Select 3 or 4 laterals to form a main framework and remove all other laterals that are not required. In following years repeat this process each February until an open framework of 6 to 8 strong branches has been achieved. Once the main framework has been created Hazelnuts can be pruned each February while the plant is in flower to help disperse pollen for an improved crop. Prune the strongest leaders back by half and reduce the strongest laterals to 3 or 4 buds.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

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