A native hardy deciduous tree particularly on chalky soils but will grow in any fertile, well drained soil in sun or partial shade. Although partially self -fertile it is advised to grow another hazelnut variety nearby if a harvest of nuts is required in the autumn. The sight of golden yellow catkins is a harbinger of spring, as the shiny broad heart shaped leaves begin to unfurl. ‘Webbs Prize Cob? is classed as a cobnut and can produce large clusters of nuts in the autumn. These can be harvested to eat ‘green? or allowed to fully ripen. The leaves turn a lovely yellow in the autumn. Height: 3m (10?). Spread: 3m (10?).