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Cultural Details for Corylus fargesii

Common Name:
Farges' Hazelnut (Filbert)

Growth Rate:
Fast growing, to 26 feet in 10 years. Straight-trunked and often multistemmed, with horizontal or slightly drooping branches.

Average Mature Height:
Medium Sized tree, 50-80 feet

Average Mature Width:

Flower Details:
Long flower catkins in May; monoecious; pollinated by wind.

Fruit Details:
The seed ripens in mid to late autumn in a tubular involucre (covering) about 0.5 inches in diameter

Fall Color:

Bark Details:
Silvery-gray mottled bark flakes off, revealing reddish-brown and tan underneath

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:

Native Habitat:
Native to the mountain valley forests of western China

Other Features:
Named after botanist and plant collector Paul Guillaume Farges

Culture and Care:
Best in well-drained, loamy soils of moderate fertility in sun or light shade. Does less well in soils that are too rich or too poor. Better in neutral-to-alkaline soils rather than acidic. Easilly transported even when relatively large.

This plant was blooming:

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:

    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.
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database.