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Corylus maxima


Order: Fagales
   Family: Betulaceae
            Genus: Corylus
                        Specie: Corylus maxima

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 30 ft (9 m)

Cultivation: Rich, moist, well-drained soil

Features: Large, heart-shaped, mid-green leaves; nuts enclosed in long husks

Uses: Shrub borders Winter silhouette

Zones: 5-9

Description: A native of southern and eastern Europe and western Asia, this vigorous bushy shrub or small tree grows to about 30 ft (9 m). Its leaves are large, heart-shaped and mid-green and the new growth is covered in sticky hairs. The brown nuts are large, egg-sha

Growth Habit: Bushy branching habit

Comments: Purple leafed variety 'Purpurea' available

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