The encased nut of Corylus colurna
The encased nut of Corylus colurna
A mature specimen of Corylus colurna in a parkland environment
A mature specimen of Corylus colurna in a parkland environment
A mature specimen of Corylus colurna in a parkland environment
Medium Turkish Hazel from this batch
Instant Turkish Hazel from this batch

Corylus colurna

Turkish Hazel

Estimated fully grown height 20m+

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Product Details

Corylus colurna, also known as the Turkish Hazel, is a stately and imposing tree at maturity that almost looks as though it should be on the native tree list. It is actually from South East Europe and West Asia, having been introduced into the UK in 1582.

The leaves of this tree are a bright green and are broadly heart shaped, resembling that of Lime.  During the early spring long, yellow catkins are produced, followed by clusters of nuts that are contained in frilly looking husks in the autumn time.  The Turkish Hazels crowning feature is its rough, corky bark that becomes more distinguished as it matures.

Corylus colurna is a tough contender, performing well on all soils; including chalk and clay.  It has a wonderfully symmetrical pyramidal shape, starting upright and broadening with age.

In recent years, Turkish Hazel has been selected as the tree of choice for avenues, parkland and urban areas over Lime trees, as it does not suffer the aphid drip associated with some of the Tilia species and produces a wonderfully regular crown which is desirable for mass planting. 

Mature Height: 20m+

Tree Specification

Tree Location
Avenue, Garden, Parkland,
Mature Height
Blossom Colour
Foliage Colour
Looks good in
Fruit & Nut
Soil Type
Well drained, Will tolerate most soil types,
Autumn Colour
Good for waterlogged soil
Pleached Tree

Planting Video

Delivery Guide

Barcham Trees are delivered using a local team of hauliers whom are well versed in transporting trees across the length and breadth of the UK. Our standard delivery is based upon sharing a delivery slot on one of our lorries and is calculated on a county by county basis.

Get a quote for delivery for your county here.

Free delivery is granted on the following order levels:
England, orders over £2,750
Wales, orders over £3,750
Scotland, orders over £4,750

Once you have completed your order online we will phone you to schedule in your delivery. On many occasions we are able to link in your order quickly but please allow up to 15 working days from the time of order to delivery as the worst case scenario.

Please note that all of our deliveries are made on Heavy Goods Vehicles, with our smallest available lorry generally being a 10 tonne vehicle. Deliveries are made to kerbside, or nearest reasonable access point and the lorry drivers are unable to move the trees once they are onsite.

For those of you ordering Instant trees, have special requirements or access limitations, please remember that throughout this process we are only a phone call away! Our experienced team of arborists are on hand to offer advice and can be contacted Monday to Friday between 9am - 5:30pm on 01353 720 950.

For further details of our delivery service and conditions, please visit our Delivery Service Advice page.