Also called Constantinople 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
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.
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
Soil MoistureAverage to Dry Soils
Foliage ColorGreen (dark)