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Hazel tree, Scarlet   /   Corylus maxima Purpurea

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Scarlet Hazel tree - Corylus maxima 'Purpurea' (latin)

Area of origin: Southeast Europe, Caucasus.
Adult Dimensions: Height up to 10 metres, width up to 5 metres.
Foliage: Deciduous.
Soil Type: Rich, cool and well drained.
Hardiness: Hardy to -30°C.
Exposure: Partial shade to full light.

Properties and uses:
The scarlet hazel tree is a large bushy shrub that is very ornate. Its beautiful foliage is deep scarlet during the spring becoming lighter in the summer. In winter, the long catkins remain on the bare branches. Whether planted alone or as part of a hedge you will not stop admiring it.
In August – September it produces large tasty hazel nuts. As it is not self-fertile, you will need to have another hazel tree nearby to ensure the production of nuts.
To keep it compact it needs to be pruned every two to three years.

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List of Hazels :
Corkscrew Hazel (corylus avellana contorta), twisted branches, covered with catkins at the end of winter, does not produce fruits.
Turkish Hazel (corylus colurna), conical shaped tree, fruits of no interest.
Common Hazel (corylus avellana), edible fruits.
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.

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