Turkish hazel

Corylus colurna | Rating: 1 votes | Print / Pdf

Go nuts with the Turkish hazel!

Is your garden driving you nuts? Turn the tables by adding some nuts to it instead with corylus colurna or Turkish hazel. This splendid tree has jagged-edged, oval-shaped leaves and produces eye-catching yellow catkins and edible nuts in fringed husks. Suited to a variety of well-drained and moist soils, Turkish hazel grows in full sunlight as well as partial shade. This tree is fantastic for forming fabulous hedges or screens thanks to its height and spread and it is also a lovely choice for a wildlife garden. Of course, with its attractive conical shape and rich dense foliage, Turkish hazel easily serves as a charming standalone feature that will make you forget you ever had garden woes once you’re enjoying its pleasant shade and beautiful appearance.

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Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 15 - 20
Spread [m]
  • 8 - 16
Dominant flower colour
  • Yellow
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Early spring
  • Mid spring
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Yellow
Propagation methods
  • grafting
  • seed
  • layering
Growth habit
  • Upright
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z5-7
Heat zone
  • H7-5
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -29 - -12
Heat days
  • 30 - 90
  • well-drained but frequently watered
Soil type
  • sandy
  • chalky
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Exposed
  • Sheltered
Standard category
  • Fruits & nuts
  • Nuts
Grown for
  • Ornamental foliage, catkins and nuts
Creative category
  • Kid Approved
  • Simple food
  • For Beginners
  • Show-offs
  • Outdoor food
  • Neighbour repellant
  • Tough survivors
Garden type
  • Cottage garden
  • Kitchen garden
Garden spaces
  • Specimen
  • Hedges and screens
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • up to 20 years