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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
Other common names
hazel 'Kentish Cob'
Corylus maxima 'Lambert's Filbert' Corylus maxima 'Longue d'Espagne'
Corylus maxima 'Grote Lambertsnoot' Corylus 'Hazel Kent Cob'
Corylus are deciduous trees and large shrubs with broad leaves, and showy male catkins in early spring, followed by edible nuts
'Kentish Cob' is a large deciduous shrub with broad green leaves. Pendulous, pale yellow catkins are followed by an edible nut. This is a reliable filbert with a good flavour; growing at least 2 cultivars ensures cross pollination
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect North-facing or West-facing or South-facing or East-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained, Well-drained
SoilChalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Time to ultimate height
For fruit production, grow as a goblet-shaped bush. Keep clear soil in a 60cm radius around trunk
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 Wildlife Gardens Wildflower meadow
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 Prone to caterpillars, mites and sawflies; squirrels like to feed on the nuts
Generally disease free
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