CORYLUS COLURNA – FILBERT, TURKISH
Turkish Hazel is an extremely tolerant tree, surviving hot summers, cold winters, wind, drought, and heavy or alkaline soils with ease. Plants should be located in full sun and, like most other trees, watered regularly for several years after transplanting. They are reportedly very difficult to transplant but once established they then become quite drought-tolerant and adaptable. Other trees scorch in summer drought whereas this one will stay green. Foliage emerges in spring latter than many other trees.
Once the central leader has been properly trained in the nursery, the tree should require little if any pruning or other maintenance once it is established. Trees are tolerant of urban conditions and have performed well as street trees.