Butler hazel trees

Butler hazel / filbert tree
  • Uses: Eat fresh | Cookery 

Butler is a popular American hazel nut variety which grows strongly and produces an abundance of large nuts with a good hazel flavour.

It has become one of the main commerical hazel varieties, thanks to its heavy reliable cropping and large nuts.

Butler hazel trees for sale

Sorry we have not been able to produce any trees of this variety this season.

We may still be able to propagate it to order for you. Please contact us for more details.

Summary features of Butler


  • Gardening skill: Average?
  • Cropping: Heavy
  • Fertility: Not self-fertile?
  • Ploidy: Diploid?
  • Vigour: Average growth?
  • Bearing regularity: Regular?


  • Use / keeping: 3 months or more?
  • Flavour quality: Good?
  • Good for eating fresh
  • Good for cooking


  • Temperate climates
  • Tolerates cold winters
  • UK Zone 2 - Northern UK: Yes
  • Planting position: Tolerates partial shade

Pollination guide for Butler

Butler is self-sterile and needs to be pollinated by another tree of a different variety nearby.

Important: advice about pollination

How to grow Butler hazel trees

Requires a pollination partner - e.g. Cosford or Gunslebert.

Historical details


Botanical name

Corylus avellana 'Butler'

UK-grown trees All our trees are grown in the UK.

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