Turkish Filbert
Corylus colurna

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.

Habitat: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
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