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Corylus colurna
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Corylus colurna


Description: Corylus colurna also known as Turkish Hazel, is a medium-sized deciduous tree of symmetrical, conical habit that’s crowning feature is its rough, corky bark that becomes more distinguished as it matures. Leaves of this tree are a bright green and are broadly heart shaped, resembling that of Lime. During the early spring long, yellow catkins are produced, followed by clusters of nuts that are contained in frilly looking husks in the autumn.

History: From South East Europe and West Asia, was introduced into the UK in 1582. Received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

Corylus Growing Tips: Will grow well in most soils, preferring a moist, well-drained site. For the best foliage colour, plant in full sun.

Height and Spread (after 20 years): 6m x 4m

General attributes

Award-winning Award-winning
Text Green Foliage
Text Traditional

Ornamental attributes

Medium tree size after 10 years Medium tree size after 10 years
Attractive bark Attractive bark
Open space planting Open space planting
Clay tolerant Clay tolerant
Shade tolerant Shade tolerant
Don't prune Don't prune