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Cultural Details for Corylus colurna

Common Name:
Turkish Filbert

Growth Rate:
Medium, 35' in 20 years

Average Mature Height:
40-50'

Average Mature Width:
20-25

Flower Details:
Monoecious, male: in catkins, 2-3" long, female: inconspicuous as only the two free styles protrude from he bud scale

Fruit Details:
Nuts are closely grouped, 3 or more together

Fall Color:
Yellow to purple

Bark Details:
Pale brown to gray-brown, older bark develops a flaky character

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
None serious

Native Habitat:

Other Features:
Broad pyramidal, very stately and handsome in form

Culture and Care:
Thrives in cold winters and hot summers, very adaptable, loves well-drained soil and is pH tolerant

This plant was blooming:

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
1520, 1550

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets. www.ces.ncsu.edu
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database. www.hort.uconn.edu