Native to Europe and southwest Asia, this species has been widely cultivated as an ornamental tree in North America. The largest species of hazel, trees can reach 35 m tall. The nuts produced by this species are edible, but small and protected by thick shells, giving them little commercial value.
- Planted as an ornamental, growing best in full sun.
- Growth Habit:
- Deciduous tree, growing up to 15 m tall.
- Bloom Time:
- Early spring.
- Presence in US:
- MD NY PA VA