Many nut tree varieties are easy to grow and maintain, and make a fantastic feature in any British garden.  Although some varieties can grow to mammoth proportions, some can be carefully pruned and kept in check to an appropriate height, whilst still providing a plentiful crop. If growing space is limited, have a look at some of the compact varieties.

Nut trees often provide a spectacular show of blossom in Spring, before producing crops of tasty edible nuts later in the year. Many varieties attract bees and other pollinating insects and provide an excellent source of nectar.



Gustavs Zeller - Cob Nut - A medium-large nut with good flavour. A heavy and reliable cropper that produces more than double the amount than Kentish Cob. 

POLLINATED BY: Butler and Gunslebert


Halls Giant - Hazelnut - Produces large pointed round nuts with good flavour. Resistant to cold but prefers warm dry location. Shoots and catkins have distinctive red tinge. 

HEIGHT: 3-8m but can reach 15m

        Juglans Broadview - An excellent cropper with quality nuts. Fruits produced on new seasons growth. Suitable for UK Climates. POLLINATION GROUP: SELF-FERTILE.

Juglans Franquette - Walnut - Superb, late season variety, producing a large fruit with a thin shell. Strong grower.


        maxima Cosford - Filbert - Produces slightly larger nuts than other varieties, with a long husk. A good pollinator for other varieties. POLLINATED BY GUNSLEBERT. Suits most sites and situations.

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