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Hazel 'Butler' Tree

Hazelnut Trees
  • Now £44.99 (VAT Free)

'Butler' is favoured for the reliable crop of large hazelnuts it produces. The nuts are well-flavoured, with a good texture. They're versatile too, suitable for eating fresh from the tree in September, storing until Christmas or using in cooking.

Originating from the US, 'Butler' is a popular variety for commerical production, but is equally at home in the garden. Filbert 'Cosford' makes an excellent pollination partner. Expect a height and spread of 3 x 2 metres in 20 years. Plant in a sunny to partially shaded position in well draining soil.

AKA Corylus avellana 'Butler'

  • Fruit: Nuts can be eaten fresh, stored or used for culinary purposes
  • Cropping period: September
  • Latin name: Corylus avellana 'Butler'
  • Heritage: US
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 3 x 2 metres
  • Position: Tolerates some shade
  • Soil: Most well drained soils

Planting Advice for Corylus avellana 'Butler'

Our pot grown Hazelnut trees can be planted at any time of year. Firstly, remove all weeds and grass within a metre of your desired planting site. Dig a square hole as deep as the root mass and twice as wide. To help Hazels establish more effectively, especially if you have poor soil, sprinkle root grow in the hole.

Gently loosen the tree roots and place into the planting hole. Mix 50% of the original soil with 50% high quality compost, fill in the hole and firm around gently, avoiding banking the soil up around the collar of the tree. We recommend planting with a stake and tie and if your area is prone to rabbits, a rabbit hard. For information on using these, see our detailed planting guide.

Delivery Costs

1 small tree (most under 1.5 metres in height) : £9.95 + vat

1 medium tree (most 1.5-2 metres in height) or 2-4 small trees: £11.95 + vat

2+ medium trees or 5+ small trees: £14.95 + vat

1-4 trees delivered by pallet to kerbside (inc. mature Japanese Maples): 24.95 + vat

Mature trees, pleached trees or orders too large for pallet: Cost is calculated in the checkout process and varies by postcode not quantity. Starts from £48 + vat.

The above prices exclude the Scottish Highlands, where delivery starts from £24.95 + vat and is calculated in the checkout process. Please note, we are unable to deliver outside of Mainland UK.

Delivery Timescales

All trees are carefully packed by our experienced team and most are delivered within 3 weeks of placing the order, unless stated otherwise. There's no need to be in to receive your order and you can request where it is left via the checkout.

For pleached and mature trees (trees over 2.5m in height), we group orders together by geographic area for specialist delivery - we will contact these customers about the delivery date.

Trees on pre-order are still growing and an estimate of when they will be ready is on the product/basket page. Orders are despatched once all trees are ready.

Gift trees and those required by a specific date can be accommodated with pleasure, although we accept no legal responsibility for late deliveries.

To collect trees, please book an appointment. Delivery charges will be refunded.

The product table at the bottom of the page gives the forms and sizes available for this variety. Please note, photos are a guideline as all plants are unique. *Pot sizes may vary. Below are definitions of terms:

Supplied Size: Height measured from the top of the pot.

Single Stem / Pruned and shaped: Classic shaped tree with a single stem that has had pruning to help create a beautiful, natural shape.

Top grafted: A height noted next to this form refers to the length of clear stem, which will not grow taller. Only the head of branches will develop. Top grafted trees do not require complicated pruning and are ideal for small spaces.

Feathered: A feathered tree has branches from the bottom of the trunk all the way up. These branches can be removed if a clear stem is required.

Multi Stem: A multi stem tree has two or more stems arising from or near ground level, growing from one root system.

Bush: A plant with many stems low down, rather than one clear stem.

Clump: Several plants in one pot that can give the appearance of a multi stemmed and very bushy tree.

Climber: A plant that is a natural climber and will be delivered usually running up a bamboo cane, ready to position in the garden.

Standard Tree: A more mature tree with an upright clear stem of approximately 1.8m-2.0m (measured from the soil to the lowest branches of the crown). Standards are available in different forms relating to their girth size (circumference of the stem measured 1m above soil level), not height:

Standard  either 6-10cm or 8-10cm girth, approximately 2.5-3.0m in height
Premium Standard  10-12cm girth, approximately 3.0-3.5m in height
Heavy Standard  12-14cm girth, approximately 3.5-4.5m in height
Extra Heavy Standard 14-16cm girth approximately 4.0-6m in height

Plant Specification Root type Supplied SizePrice Quantity Qty
Hazel 'Butler' Tree Root type: 7L pot* Supplied Size: 80-100cm Hazel 'Butler' Tree Price £44.99 (VAT Free) Was £54.99 (VAT Free)
7L pot* 80-100cm £44.99 (VAT Free) Was £54.99 (VAT Free)
Total: £0.00 (VAT Free)