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Tree of the Week - February 21, 2005

A nearly mature Turkish Filbert, with branches near the ground. Prune your branches higher for a tree you can walk under.Turkish Filbert

Corylus colurna--Turkish Filbert 

Hardiness Zones: 4 to 7 
Height: 55 ft
Spread: 30 ft
Form: pyramidal 
Type: deciduous tree 
Annual Growth Rate: 12 to 18 inches 

Comments: Turkish Filbert is an adaptable plant that tolerates both drought and wet soils. Its fall color ranges from yellow to purple. The bark is considered by some to be interesting but the plant has no truly outstanding ornamental characteristic. It does, though, show some off-season activity when its flowers show up in late winter/early spring. Tired of always seeing maples, or need a replacement for your ash? This tree may be a good choice for use as a street tree. The toothed, dark green leaves are seldom bothered with pest problems. The nuts are edible, and squirrels love them.

The flowers of the Turkish Filbert wake up in early spring.

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