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Genus 'Corylus'

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Corylus avellana
Corylus colurna

Corylus avellana (Hazel)

Corylus avellana

Also known as: Cobnut

Native: West Asia, north Africa, Europe, including Britain

Location: Often grown for its edible nuts and as hedging. Coppicing produces thin flexible rods useful for woven fencing and diviners' rods. In the wild it forms bushy thickets 4-6m high and sometimes forms a small tree.

Foliage

Leaves are coarse and hairy.

Flowers

Corylus avellana

Male catkins expand to 3.7-6cm and shed their pollen in February and March, females are tiny red tassels.

Fruits

Corylus avellana

Fruit ripen in October and make good eating.