Area of origin: South-western Europe, Asia Minor. Introduced into Europe in 1582.
Adult Dimensions: Height up to 25 m (82'), width up to 15m (49.2').
Soil Type: Fertile.
Hardiness: Hardy to -20°C.
Exposure: Full sun.
Properties and uses:
This beautiful tree of conical form with grooved trunk and rough grey bark like cork. Used in planted in rows it can also be planted alone in parks and gardens. The fruits are very strong and of average quality.
List of Hazels :
• Corkscrew Hazel (corylus avellana contorta), twisted branches, covered with catkins at the end of winter, does not produce fruits.
• Common Hazel (corylus avellana), edible fruits.
• Scarlet Hazel (corylus maxima purpurea), In August – September it produces large tasty hazel nuts.
• Truffle hazel - Tuber melanosporum (corylus avellana - tuber melanosporum), edible fruits, only produces truffles when all the right conditions are met.
• Truffle Hazel - Tuber uncinatum (corylus avellana - tuber uncinatum), edible fruits, only produces truffles when all the right conditions are met.