This beautiful Hazel Truffle tree’s roots are growing in a symbiotic relationship with the native Summer Truffle fungus (Tuber aestivum uncinatum), an underground mushroom which is a highly prized delicacy worth more than its weight in gold! The truffle fungus will slowly mature with this Hazel tree and, as the precious truffle nuggets ripen, in 4-5 years, they can be foraged every summer for the next 50 years.
All the trees are organically nurtured in The Present Tree's gardens. So when you place your order a beautiful Hazel Truffle tree will be freshly selected by devoted gardeners before being wrapped in organza and placed in its luxury parcel.
An exclusively designed card with the story of your tree's ancient symbolism and a Truffle tree care guide is also enclosed with your gift. Since ancient times the Truffle has been treasured for its intense, aromatic flavours. The Hazel tree under which it grows is sacred in Celtic mythology and symbolises faith, wisdom and inspiration.
This deciduous Hazel Truffle tree naturally transforms with every season. In spring its catkins blossom with dainty flowers which are loved by our bees. The abundance of lush leaves are perfect for birds to safely make their nests in summer. In autumn ripe hazelnuts can be eaten fresh from the tree before its leaves turn pale yellow and fall.
Every tree is growing in its organic pot filled with top-notch compost, so no green fingers are required, just natural daylight and water. Special nutrients have been added to your Hazel tree’s compost to create the perfect balance of nourishment. This organic goodness will release into the soil to ensure your tree continues to flourish.
In a few weeks, plant your tree, still in its organic pot, in a large flower pot (one with holes so excess water can drain away) or in a sunny spot in the garden.
Please note: This tree is deciduous so will naturally remain dormant all winter until the warmth of our spring sunshine encourages new buds to grow - it's well worth the wait!
This Truffle tree is 55-65cm high, it is quite happy to be lightly pruned in early autumn and will reach a height of 3 metres in 10 years, if allowed to grow naturally.
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About The Present Tree
Based in Northern Ireland, The Present Tree grows organic trees that you can give as a gift. The saplings are nurtured by devoted gardeners, and handpicked to send out for you. Grown in a biodegradable pot, the tree saplings are wrapped in beautiful organza to create the perfect present.
Each tree symbolises something different, so you can find the right gift, and it will come with a lovely card explaining the symbolism of the tree and detailing care instructions.
For every tree purchased, a donation will be given to the Bumble Bee Conservation Trust.
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