Scientific Name: Corylus maxima 'Purpurea' Form: Round, Vase
Common Name:purple filbert, hazel Texture:Medium - coarse
Family Name:BetulaceaeHabit: Upright
Plant Type: Tree - deciduous Mature Size (ht. X w.):5 - 7m x 4 - 5m
Origin: Europe Hardiness Zone:Zone 5: (-29 to -23 C)
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Heavily veined, Pinnate venation, Pubescent, Ovate, Elliptic, Obovate, Dentate, Serrate
Flowers: Catkin (ament), Purple, Feb- Mar
Fruit: Nut, Edible, Purple, Brown, Dark-red, Jul- Aug
Exposure: Full sun
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Landscape Uses: Summer interest, Urban agriculture
Key ID Features:Leaves broadly elliptic to obovate, maroon to dark green, marginal teeth with serrations, up to 12 cm long; catkins of male florets up to 8 cm long in Feb.-Mar.; nuts form in July are encased by an involucre husk that extends beyond the nut (in contrast to C. avellana which is also more shrub-like).