Corylus fargesii

Farges Hazelnut

Plant Type:


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 form a remarkable specimen. 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. One would be fantastic; three planted in a triangle formation would triple the impact. Half to full sun in fertile draining soil. Established potted Farges Hazelnut.



20-25 ft


15-20 ft


(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


  • Mostly Sunny
  • Full Sun


  • Specimen
  • Accent
  • Alee

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium


  • Moist
  • Draining
  • Acid
  • Fertile


  • China

Propagated By

  • Cutting Grown
  • By Seed / Potted