The fluffy catkins found on a Hazel plant are about the length of its bare twigs. These are partnered with insignificant, white flowers, and big, soft, hairy, deep-green leaves- that soon turn into a rich orange colour during the Autumn. All these features attract many different species of insects, and a few animals, too.
Aside from all this, the plant also produces delicious, edible nuts! If you are wanting to harvest some of these, you must ensure that some catkins and flowers are retained when trimming in March. The nuts will then be ripe and ready by September/October when the squirrels harvest them.
When your Hazel Bare Root plant arrives, you will need to plant it as soon as you can (within 2 days)- do not let the roots dry out.