Species

Corylus avellana

Common Name(s)

common hazel

Authority

Corylus avellana L.

Family

Corylaceae

Brief Description

Sprawling to erect shrub, sometimes layering; deciduous. Coppices from cut stumps.

Distribution

Widely grown as a food crop in cooler parts of NZ; apparently uncommon as an adventive plant

Habitat

Understorey of planted trees in parks, large gardens.

Flower Colours

Brown,Yellow

Year Naturalised

2006

Origin

Britain, Europe, Asia Minor

Reason for Introduction

Edible nuts

References and further reading

Heenan et al. 2008. NZ Journal of Botany 46: 269

This page last updated on 18 Mar 2015