Corylus colurna

Corylus colurna - Turkish hazel

In total contrast to the native Finnish hazel (Corylus avellana), the Turkish hazel grows into a large single-stemmed tree with a regular conical crown. The beautiful bark is corky also on branches, though these are hidden in summer by the dense attractive foliage. The small edible nuts ripen in autumn in bunches of 3-8, each embedded within its own narrow-lobed husk.