Corylus Colurna (Turkish Hazel)
|Common Name(s)||:||Turkish Hazel|
|Seasons of Interest||:||Spring Interest|
|Tree Features||:||Small Leaves,Fissured Bark,Yellow catkins,Edible Nuts|
|Mature Size||:||Large (over 20m)|
|Soil Type||:||Chalk Soil,Clay Soil|
|Tree Type||:||Deciduous Broad Leaf|
|Tree uses||:||Cold Exposed Sites,Avenue Trees,Parkland Trees|
A splendid and truly beautiful tree from south east Europe and west Asia.
A splendid and truly beautiful tree from South East Europe and West Asia that was introduced in 1582 and won the Award of Garden Merit in 2002.
It is large, imposing and rather columnar when young before broadening to a symmetrical pyramid on maturity.
Notable for its roughly textured, corky bark, it produces long, yellow catkins in early spring and clusters of fringed nuts in autumn.
Turkish Hazel is a superb choice for parkland and avenue planting, and it will tolerate paved areas.
It thrives in all soils, including chalky and clay soils and is now used in cities as a substitute for Lime to combat the problem of aphid drop on cars and pavements.
Being apically dominant it is very easy to crown lift and manage but still becomes a large tree to complement an urban treescape.
Mature height: 20m+