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Corylus avellana

Corylus avellana Corylus avellana Corylus avellana

Photo Locations: Los Angeles County Arboretum - Arcadia, CA and Arnold Arboretum - Boston, MA

General Notes

Utility Friendly Tree Utility friendly tree.

Attractive winter flowers.

Native to Europe and Western Asia.

Family: Betulaceae

Additional Common Names


Tree Characteristics

Rounded, Umbrella or Vase Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 10 - 15 feet.

Width: 10 - 15 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 Inches per Year.

Longevity 50 to 150 years.

Leaves Round, Medium Green, Gold, Deciduous.

Green or Yellow. Flowers in Winter. Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).

Brown Nut enclosed in Leafy Bracts, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches), fruiting in Fall Edible.

Bark Dark Brown or Light Green, Exfoliating.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate out of Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 2 - 9 and 14 - 20.

USDA Hardiness Zones 3 - 9.

Exposure Partial Shade to Full Shade.

Moist Soil.

Loam or Sand Texture.

Highly Acidic to Neutral Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Susceptible to Aphids and Spider Mites, Chlorosis, Powdery Mildew and Sooty Mold.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

Allergy Health Hazard.

Attracts Squirrels.

Special Uses & Values



Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Corylus avellana Tree Record." 1995-2018. Sep 21, 2018.
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