Take action: plant the hazelnut!

Take action: plant the hazelnut!

When is the ideal planting time?

The hazelnut - regardless of whether it is a hazelnut tree or a hazelnut bush - should be planted or moved outside of its growing season. This is the case in the period before the first frost in autumn (around mid-October) and the start of flowering in February.

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Autumn is best for planting. Then the young hazelnut has enough time to take root in its resting phase and to get used to the new location until it starts to flower.

What location requirements does the hazelnut have?

A moderately partially shaded location that is in a sheltered position and the hazelnut is satisfied. It can also be planted in full sun. Locations on a wall, house corner, wall or in the protection of a high coniferous hedge are well suited. The hazelnut gets along equally well with high altitudes and valleys, as it is extremely insensitive.

As a rule, their demands on the floor are easy to meet. It can only handle heavy, compacted and wet soil well.The subsoil to its roots should ideally have the following properties:

  • profound
  • medium difficulty
  • permeable
  • weakly acidic to neutral pH
  • rich in humus
  • low in lime
  • relaxed

Which neighbors are suitable for them?

Good neighbors for the hazelnut are, among others, dog roses, elderberries, early bloomers, eu cones, kitten willows, hostas and red currants. With the shrub-like plants in this list, it can be planted as a mixed hedge, for example.

How should I proceed with planting?

First of all, a generous distance should be kept to other plants in the area. The hazelnut takes up a lot of space in its location. After a few years it reaches a size of up to 7 m in height and width. If the distance is too short, it ruthlessly overgrows its neighbors ...

Please note during and after planting:

  • Plant at least 2 hazelnuts (in most cases not a self-fertilizer)
  • Put compost in the planting hole
  • If necessary, tie the hazelnut trees to the stake
  • water after planting
  • Protect young plants from frost with a layer of foliage

Tips & Tricks

When planting, keep in mind that it is difficult to remove a hazelnut that has grown on without any leftover. You can also use the hazelnut as a privacy screen. It grows extremely quickly and becomes dense even without a regular cut.