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Hazelnut 'Kent Cob' Tree

Cobnut Trees
  • £45 (VAT Free)
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As the name suggests this cob nut is traditionally planted in Kent. The medium/large nuts are borne in clusters of up to 5 and are of excellent texture and flavour. The nuts can be eaten green or stored, whilst the catkins provide good winter interest. 'Kent Cob' requires a pollinator to set a good crop. Any other hazelnut variety, filbert or cob will suffice, even the native 'Corylus avellana' often found in hedgerows will act as a good pollinator.

Most well drained soils will suit and 'Kent Cob' can tolerate some shade and exposure. This Cobnut tree has a compact habit, growing to 3 x 3 metres in 20 years.

AKA Corylus maxima 'Kentish Cob', Hazel 'Kentish Cob', Cobnut 'Kentish Cob'

  • Fruit: Nuts can be eaten green or stored
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 3 x 3 metres
  • Position: Tolerates some shade
  • Soil: Most well drained soils

Planting Advice for Corylus 'Kent Cob'

Our pot grown Cobnut trees can be planted at any time of the year. Firstly, remove all weeds and grass within a metre of your desired planting site. Dig a square hole as deep as your root mass and approximately 2x as wide. To help your tree 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

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Delivery Times

Next Day Despatch
We will always try to get your plants to you as quickly as possible.  For many of our trees and plants, if you order today we will despatch your order within 24 hours.  We are constantly adding to our range of next day plants, and we do not add a surcharge for this service. Click here to see our next day delivery plants.

Standard Delivery
We have one of the widest range of trees in the UK, and for those plants which we cannot despatch next day we will normally despatch within 4 weeks. The despatch time for different products will be confirmed when products are added to your shopping basket

Pre-orders
We will only want to deliver your orders when they are perfect for planting! Depending on the season and how well the plants are growing, we will give our best estimates of the despatch dates for pre-orders.  These dates may vary and by species and while we will always try to deliver within these timeframes if the expected despatch does change then we will notify you by email.

Special Orders
Orders containing pleached or mature trees (trees over 2.5m in height) are delivered within 3 weeks. They require specialist delivery and are grouped geographically. Any customers ordering pleached or mature trees will be contacted and notified of their delivery date.

If your trees are required by a specific date, please let us know as soon as possible; while we can’t offer any guarantees we will always do our best to accommodate you. You can leave instructions in the notes field on the Delivery Page of the Checkout or send us an email at [email protected].

Please note that orders are shipped once all the trees in the order are ready.

Collections
Collections are by appointment only at our West Yorkshire-based nursery. If you would like to place an order for collection, please get in touch before placing your order. You will not be charged a delivery cost for a collection and any delivery cost that has been applied 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 tree: Classic tree with one trunk, pruned for a beautiful, natural shape.

Top grafted tree: A height next to this form refers to the length of clear stem, which will not grow taller. Only the head of branches will develop. Ideal for small spaces.

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

Multi Stem tree: 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 give the appearance of a bushy multi stem tree.

Climber: Naturally climbing plant. Usually delivered running up a 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.

 

Plant Specification Form Size Root type Price Quantity Qty
Hazelnut 'Kent Cob' Form: bush Size: 80-110cm Root type: 7L pot* Hazelnut 'Kent Cob' Price £45 (VAT Free)
bush 80-110cm 7L pot* £45 (VAT Free)
1
Hazelnut 'Kent Cob' Form: Single Stem Tree Size: 100-150cm Root type: 9L pot* Hazelnut 'Kent Cob' Price £45 (VAT Free)
Single Stem Tree 100-150cm 9L pot* £45 (VAT Free)
1
Total: £0 (VAT Free)
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