Scientific Name: Corylus colurna Form: Pyramidal - widely
Common Name:Turkish filbert, Turkish hazel Texture:Medium - coarse
Family Name:BetulaceaeHabit: Upright
Plant Type: Tree - deciduous Mature Size (ht. X w.):22 - 30m x 10 - 15m
Origin: Central / west Asia, Europe Hardiness Zone:Zone 4: (-34 to -29 C)
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Soft flexible, Pubescent, Obovate, Ovate, Double serrate
Flowers: Catkin (ament), Green, Yellow, Mar
Fruit: Aggregate fruit, Edible, Nut, (Accessory tissue), Green Brown
Exposure: Part sun/part shade, Full sun
Soil or Media: Well-drained, Humus rich, Acidic
Landscape Uses: Street (boulevard tree), Shade tree, Wildlife food
Key ID Features:Trunk short with dense, horizontal, low branching; leaves broad ovate to obovate, semi-glossy, double-toothed, to 13 cm long; catkins (male) to 8 cm long in March; fruit with spiny and hairy husks that extend beyond the 4-6 nuts they enclose. Winter ID: bark grey but may flake off on mature trees to reveal an orange-brown inner bark.