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Turkish Filbert

Turkish Filber Tree
The Turkish filbert is renowned for its popular hazelnuts. However, the Turkish filbert doesn't pollinate in Central Park because there aren't enough of them. This tree can be found just north of the Alice in Wonderland statue.

Common Name: Turkish Filbert

Scientific Name: Corylus colurna

Origin: Southeast Europe and Southwest Asia

Family: Corylaceae

Size: 40' - 50' tall, 25' - 35' wide

Form: Oval

Culture: Tolerant of urban settings


Alternate, up to 5" long, turn yellow in the fall


1" - 4" catkins (male), small and inconspicuous (female)


< 1" long nuts (sometimes called 'Turkish nuts') that grow in clusters