Corylus colurna--Turkish Filbert
Hardiness Zones: 4 to 7
Height: 55 ft
Spread: 30 ft
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.
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