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    Ocelot is offline Sprouter
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    I have several, all self-seeded. They never produce nuts, and are a bit of a pain TBH. Just plant it well away from the house.

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    I've just bought one, local GC had some hedging plants well established in pots up for 4. It was the Hornbeam that caught my eye, it's 4' high with a perfectly straight central leader that is going to become a formal lollipop tree :-) hopefully.

    Next to the Hornbeams were Hazel, so I picked one up too. I've googled trained Hazel trees but nothing, I don't suppose they are suitable so not sure what will become of it because I don't have a large garden. Didn't buy it for the nuts, it's because I'm nuts
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ocelot View Post
    I have several, all self-seeded. They never produce nuts, and are a bit of a pain TBH. Just plant it well away from the house.
    The self-seeded nuts almost always revert back to the v small size native-like types . For anyone wanting to propagate hazels, the best and easiest method is to layer down a few new growth bendy branches from a known good tree, cover with earth and leave to root for about 18 months.

    Hazel nuts are v easy to grow, but they do take up space and can be a waste if you can't keep the squirrels from them.
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    Hazels are v easy to grow and can be pruned to suit yourself - I use the prunings as pea and bean sticks.
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    I’ve just ordered two twisted hazel nut trees too, one purple one green leaved. Still waiting to hear about the order though ��, although still excited. I read somewhere they are wind pollinated and need two of to allow them to produce nuts?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissPea View Post
    I’ve just ordered two twisted hazel nut trees too, one purple one green leaved. Still waiting to hear about the order though ��, although still excited. I read somewhere they are wind pollinated and need two of to allow them to produce nuts?
    Nope, only one needed for fruiting, they are wind-pollinated though. Also I believe the purple leaved type does not produce nuts - otherwise v similar in growth pattern.

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    Just had a good idea, had a fair amount of success grafting apples and pears(not together,it's not possible) and thought perhaps I could graft a purple and/or twisted Hazel onto my normal Hazel, problem is just read on Google that the wood is hard and dry so grafting is seldom successful, strange because I thought Hazel is all bendy and soft? then there's the problem of where do I get the scion from? Would be embarrassing getting caught pinching a bit from GC

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    If you can find someone with a purple one, I'd recommend either layering or quite possibly you will be able to dig a sucker from near the base, as they often throw these from roots.

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