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Corylus colurna

Also called Constantinople hazel


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Corylus colurna - Turkish Hazel

Corylus colurna - Turkish Hazel

More About Corylus colurna

  • Upright, pyramidal form, with horizontal branching and a strong, central leader
  • Serrated, broad, ovate, semi-glossy, bright green leaves in the summer
  • Fall foliage is an insignificant yellow
  • Catkins are followed by spiny, husk-encased clusters of nuts
  • Corky, tan bark on trunks may flake to reveal an orange-brown inner bark
  • Bloom Time: Early spring

Interesting Notes:

Edible nuts appear in clusters with spiny, hairy husks covering and extending beyond each nut. Nuts may be roasted and eaten by humans, but are usually eaten by squirrels.

Zone:

4

Height:

12-15 m

Spread:

6-8 m

Colour:

Yellow
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Turkish Hazel Growing and Maintenance Tips

A great specimen with its corky bark and well-formed crown, ideal for lawns, as a shade or street tree, especially on dry sites.

 


Corylus colurna Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Edible
Edible
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant

Soil Moisture

Average to Dry Soils
Well-drained

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Deciduous
Fall Color

Flowering Time

Spring

Habit

Pyramidal

Foliage Color

Green (dark)
Yellow

Landscape uses

Specimen

 Suitable Substitutions for Corylus colurna

Eucommia ulmoides

Eucommia ulmoides

Hardy Rubber Tree

Celtis occidentalis

Celtis occidentalis

Common Hackberry