(Turkish Hazel) A remarkable tree native to parts of South-east Europe and Western Asia, with a striking pyramidal habit and much sought after for its architectural appeal.
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A remarkable tree native to parts of South-east Europe and Western Asia, with a striking pyramidal habit and much sought after for its architectural appeal. The leaves of Corylus colurna are a lush, dark green and catkins appear in spring followed by interestingly shaped fruits later in the year.
The bark becomes ridged and corky on mature trees, sometimes peeling to reveal orange/brown bark beneath. Corylus colurna grows to be a handsome garden or street tree.
- Position: Full sun or partial shade.
- Soil: Well drained fertile soil.
- Hardiness: Hardy.
- Flowering Period: March - April (Catkins).
- Rate of Growth: Moderate.
- Habit: Corylus colurna grows to be a medium sized or eventually large, pyramidal tree.
- Height: up to 20 m (65 ft) if left unpruned.
- Spread: 7 m (23 ft) if left unpruned.
- Notes: Corylus colurna is notably drought resistant one established.
- How Much Sun
- Full Sun, Partial or Dappled Shade
- Mature Size
- Tree - Medium (20 - 50 ft tall), Tree - Large (over 50 ft tall)
- Growing Conditions
- Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy), Soil Type: Chalky / Alkaline, Special: Coastal Areas, Soil Type: Dry / Sandy
- Special Features
- Catkins, Fruit - Ornamental, Habit - Architectural
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