Corylus avellana 'Webb's Prize Cobb'
(Nutting Hazel) Corylus 'Webb's Prize Cobb' is a reliable, English cultivar, producing large clusters of tasty, pale brown nuts.
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Corylus 'Webb's Prize Cobb' is a reliable, English cultivar, producing large clusters of tasty, pale brown nuts. If planting this hazel as part of a 'nuttery', space out the hazelnut trees at 4 m (13 ft) apart.
Ideally, two or more different hazelnut cultivars should be planted near each other for better pollination and increased nut production.
- Position: Full sun or partial shade.
- Soil: Any fertile soil.
- Hardiness: Hardy.
- Flowering Period: January to March (Catkins).
- Rate of Growth: Moderate to vigorous.
- Habit: Large branching shrub.
- Height: 3 m (10 ft) if left unpruned.
- Spread: 3 m (10 ft) if left unpruned.
- Pruning: Aim to keep this hazel to a height of around 2 m (6 - 7 ft) by pruning the main leader to this height yearly. Prune in mid to late February.
- How Much Sun
- Full Sun, Partial or Dappled Shade
- Mature Size
- Shrub - Large (over 10 ft tall)
- Growing Conditions
- Special: Windy & Exposed, Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy), Soil Type: Dry / Sandy
- Special Features
- Catkins, Fruit - Edible, Good for Wildlife (Insects including bees & butterflies), Screening/Hedge
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