Hazel

Quick facts
Common name: Hazel
Scientific name: Corylus avellana 
Mature Height: Up to 12m

Lifespan: Up to 80 years
Origin: native

Information

  • Hazel is monoecious, meaning that both male and female flowers are found on the same tree

  • They have male catkins that resemble lambs tails

  • Female flowers are tiny and bud-like with red styles

  • Hazel is often coppiced

  • Hazel leaves provide food for the caterpillars of moths

  • provides nuts for squirrels and other rodents

  • Hazel has long been a favourite wood from which to make staffs, whether for ritual Druidic use, for medieval self defence