Corylus avellana ‘Cosford’ (F)

  • Other common names hazel ‘Cosford’
  • Synonyms Corylus avellana ‘Cosford Cob’
  • Family Betulaceae
  • Genus Corylus are deciduous trees and large shrubs with broad leaves, and showy male catkins in early spring, followed by edible nuts
  • Details ‘Cosford’ is a good cobnut for fruit and a good pollinator. Growing at least two cultivars will ensure cross pollination


How to grow

Cultivation Grows well in chalky soil in sun or partial shade. For fruit production, grow as a goblet-shaped bush. Keep clear soil in a 60cm radius around trunk

Propagation Propagate by chip budding in mid- to late summer or grafting onto cLonally produced rootstocks or seedlings in late winter

Suggested planting locations and garden types Hedging & Screens Low Maintenance Cottage & Informal Garden Wildflower meadow Wildlife Gardens

How to care

Pruning Brutting or breaking sideshoots half way along their length in August followed by shortening the brutted shoots to 3-4 buds when the catkins are shedding pollen in late winter. When necessary remove up to one third of old overcrowded shoots to the main branches

Pests Can get caterpillars, gall mites, aphids and sawflies; squirrels eat the nuts

Diseases Generally disease free