Corylus fargesii

Farges Hazelnut

Plant Type:

TREES

Corylus fargesii - Farges Hazelnut, mostly found in arboreta, is a remarkable tree with resplendent bark reminiscent of River Birch in shades of brown, salmon and gray. It will make a remarkable small tree. Prior to the emergence of the simple leaves come the male and female catkins - yellow, long, pendulous and very showy. These dangle in clusters up to 2.5 inches long. Thrives in moist silty sand but is content in any well-drained soil on the acid side of the Ph spectrum. Cutting grown or from seed. Established potted Farges Filbert named for Paul Guillaume Farges, a 20th century missionary/plant collector. I was struck by it having seen it at Arnold Arboretum. Three planted in a triagle formation on a large property would make a statement for sure.


Height:

20-25 ft

Spread:

15-20 ft

Zone:

(4)5 to 7
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Characteristics and Attributes for Corylus fargesii

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer

Interesting Bark

  • Exfoliating
  • Colored

Light

  • Mostly Sunny
  • Full Sun

Attributes

  • Specimen
  • Accent
  • Alee

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium

Soil

  • Moist
  • Draining
  • Acid
  • Fertile

Origins

  • China

Propagated By

  • Cutting Grown
  • By Seed / Potted