|Grid reference||ST 17607 76961|
|Common name||Turkish hazel|
|Origin||SE Europe and SW Asia|
|Status||Wales Champion 2013|
|Height||17M November 2016|
|Girth||222cm November 2016|
This tree is on the western edge of the Camellia Garden, at the foot of the slope down from the footpath. It is about 130M north of the Millenium Bridge.
General tree description
Corylus colurna is a large tree, up to 26 metres tall, with a straight trunk and broad conical shape. Its bark is pale brown and scaly. The leaves are large - up to 15cm long - and shiny dark green. They are broadly oval, heart shaped at the base and coarsely double-toothed. The male flowers (catkins) appear in winter or early spring, 5 to 10cm long, pale yellow and very decorative. Female flowers are bright red but very small and inconspicuous. In autumn there are edible nuts aproximately 1cm across, with hairy husks.