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Turkish Filbert (Corylus colurna)


Photo credit: Heritage Seedlings and Liners Inc

Description:
This impressive tree has a pyramidal form that makes for a great street or yard tree. On one hand it is a tough tree for urban environments, yet it provides beauty with its attractive male catkins in early spring and lush summer foliage.

Power Line Approved: No

Min. street tree planting width: 6 feet

Mature Height: 40-50 feet

Mature Spread: 25-30 feet

Tree Shape: Pyramidal

Where to Plant:
Great shade tree for your yard or in a planting strip with no overhead power lines.

Leaves:
Double toothed rich green leaves in summer give way to yellow fall color.

Flowers:
Long male catkins are attractive in early spring.

Fruit:
Edible nut in frilly husk is related to commercial hazelnut but not as tasty.


Photo credit: Jean-Pol GRANDMONT

Preferred Site Conditions:
Full sun in moist but well drained soil. Tolerant of drought once established.

Potential Problems:
No serious pests.

Minimum Planting Distances:

  • 15 feet from house or building
  • 3 ½ feet back from the face of the curb
  • 5 feet from underground utility lines
  • 10 feet from power poles
  • 7 ½ feet from driveways (10 feet recommended)
  • 20 feet from street lights and other existing trees
  • 30 feet from street intersections


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