It is a deciduous tree found on the sunny and calcareous coasts. It is spread from the Balkan Peninsula, Asia Minor, the Caucasus to the Himalayas.
It is the largest species of hazel, its fruits are more rounded than the hazelnuts of Corylus avellana. Its appearance is fancy-looking so that the tree has a special landscape effect.
Wild hazel has a moderate resistance to frost, which is why planting in sheltered places is a must.
It enjoys both a sunny climate and a humid soil. It is a species that can be clipped in late winter or spring (March).
By clipping it, the crown shape is corrected. It has a medium to rapid growth rate, but it yields late.
Turkish Hazel (Corylus Colurna) chemical composition
The leaves and fruit have the same composition as the hazel (Corylus avellana).
The fruits are very tasty and bigger than the ones of the regular hazel.
The same uses as the hazel.