Farges' Hazelnut (Filbert)
Form and Growth Characteristics: Plant Type - TreeGrowth Rate - Fast growing, to 26 feet in 10 years. Straight-trunked and often multistemmed, with horizontal or slightly drooping branches.Mature Height - Medium Sized tree, 50-80 feetMature Width - Longevity -
Ornamental Characteristics: Flower - Long flower catkins in May; monoecious; pollinated by wind.Fruit - The seed ripens in mid to late autumn in a tubular involucre (covering) about 0.5 inches in diameterLeaf - large, oval, toothed leaves are attractive and disease-freeFall Color - Bark - Silvery-gray mottled bark flakes off, revealing reddish-brown and tan underneathOther Features - Named after botanist and plant collector Paul Guillaume FargesPossible Use - Specimen tree or grouping. Plant near a path or window where its bark can be viewed and appreciated.Season Of Interest -
Culture and Care: Care Requirements - Best in well-drained, loamy soils of moderate fertility in sun or light shade. Does less well in soils that are too rich or too poor. Better in neutral-to-alkaline soils rather than acidic. Easilly transported even when relatively large.Native Habitat - Native to the mountain valley forests of western ChinaDiseases and Insects - Strength - Weakness -Plants of this taxon:
Find Related Plants:- Other plants with the common name Filbert.- Other plants of the family Betulaceae.- Other plants of the genus Corylus.- Other plants of the species Corylus fargesii.