Various Hazels & Filberts

The bark of Corylus sp., commonly known as hazelnut or filbert, is typically smooth and greyish-brown when the tree is young. As the tree matures, the bark may develop shallow furrows and become more textured, adding visual interest to the trunk.

The Appearance

Medium-sized deciduous shrubs or small trees with rounded, spreading crowns. The leaves are broad and slightly hairy.


The Produce

The nuts are enclosed in a husk, which partially or fully surrounds the hard shell protecting the seed.


The Flowers

Produces long, yellow catkins in early spring, followed by edible nuts in autumn.


The Leaves

The leaf margins are doubly serrated, featuring fine teeth along the edges.


The Bark

The bark is smooth and gray-brown, becoming more fissured with age.


The Habitat

Prefers well-drained soils and full sun to partial shade. Commonly found in woodlands and hedgerows.


The Ecology

Provides habitat and food for various wildlife, including birds, insects, and mammals. The nuts are an important food source.


The Culture

Valued for their edible nuts, which are used in cooking and confectionery. Also popular in ornamental landscaping and as hedgerow plants.


Fun Facts

Hazels and Filberts are important in both culinary and cultural contexts. They are used in traditional dishes and are also symbols of wisdom and protection in various cultures.

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