Botanical Name:Corylus colurna
Common Name:Turkish filbert, Turkish hazelnut
Family Name:Betulaceae - birch family
General Description:Corylus colurna is a tall stately tree with flaky bark and a medium to fine textured silhouette. Although it is considered to be tolerant of adverse conditions and adaptable to diverse soil conditions, this species is not commonly used in the landscape. Have seen specimens at Cantigny and Adam’s Park in Wheaton, Illinois grow well for many years and then slowly decline for undetermined reasons.
Resources Consulted:Dirr, Michael A. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants: Their Identification, Ornamental Characteristics, Culture, Propagation and Uses. Champaign: Stipes, 2009. Print.
Creator:Julia Fitzpatrick-Cooper, Professor, College of DuPage
Keywords/Tags:Betulaceae, Corylus colurna, Turkish filbert, Turkish hazelnut, deciduous, tree