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8 most common species:
Corylus avellana
Common hazel
Common hazel (Corylus avellana) is a deciduous shrub species that is cultivated for its edible nuts. Hazelnuts can refer to the nut from any Corylus species, but it most often refers to Corylus avellana. The nuts from common hazel are eaten straight or used in making confectionary. Common hazel is native to Europe and western Asia.
Corylus cornuta
Beaked hazelnut
Beaked hazelnut is a deciduous shrub that is native to North America. It is an incredibly cold-hardy shrub and able to withstand freezing temperatures in its northernmost habitat. The fruit of the beaked hazelnut (Corylus cornuta) is edible although very small.
Corylus colurna
Turkish hazel
A deciduous tree native to Europe and Asia, turkish hazel, or Corylus colurna, is the largest species of hazel tree. It is often used in landscaping and is tolerant of pollution in urban areas.
Corylus americana
American hazelnut
American hazelnut (Corylus americana) is a deciduous shrub that will grow from 2.5 to 5 m tall. Commonly found growing in thickets woodlands and prairies. It prefers full sun to partial shade. Showy large male and small female catkin flowers bloom in spring. American hazelnut produces edible nuts that attract birds.
Corylus maxima
Filbert
Filbert is remarkable for its flowers which look like cat-like tails and blooms in spring. Its Latin name Corylus maxima derives from Greek "korylus," which means "helmet," in reference to the appearance of this plant's nuts. These nuts are edible and are also known to attract squirrels.
Corylus heterophylla
Siberian hazelnut
Siberian hazelnut (Corylus heterophylla) looks a lot like the common hazel (Corylus avellana) but you can tell the two apart because this tree has more distinctly lobed leaves. In China, this tree is grown commercially.
Corylus sieboldiana var. mandshurica
Manchurian filbert
Manchurian filbert is a tall-growing shrub found in cool, moist, and not particularly dense woodland. Despite fruiting regularly and producing hazelnut-type nuts, manchurian filbert is not commercially grown. Rather it is used as a garden plant, appreciated as early bee forage.
Corylus avellana 'Webbs Prize Cob'
Common hazel 'Webbs Prize Cob'
Common hazel 'Webbs Prize Cob' is a Common hazel cultivar that has been selected for its especially large and flavorful nut, which grows in greater abundance on this hybrid than on the parent tree. This deciduous tree is named after Thomas Webb from Reading, UK, who was responsible for developing this cultivar.

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Common hazel
Corylus avellana
Common hazel
Common hazel (Corylus avellana) is a deciduous shrub species that is cultivated for its edible nuts. Hazelnuts can refer to the nut from any Corylus species, but it most often refers to Corylus avellana. The nuts from common hazel are eaten straight or used in making confectionary. Common hazel is native to Europe and western Asia.
Beaked hazelnut
Corylus cornuta
Beaked hazelnut
Beaked hazelnut is a deciduous shrub that is native to North America. It is an incredibly cold-hardy shrub and able to withstand freezing temperatures in its northernmost habitat. The fruit of the beaked hazelnut (Corylus cornuta) is edible although very small.
Turkish hazel
Corylus colurna
Turkish hazel
A deciduous tree native to Europe and Asia, turkish hazel, or Corylus colurna, is the largest species of hazel tree. It is often used in landscaping and is tolerant of pollution in urban areas.
American hazelnut
Corylus americana
American hazelnut
American hazelnut (Corylus americana) is a deciduous shrub that will grow from 2.5 to 5 m tall. Commonly found growing in thickets woodlands and prairies. It prefers full sun to partial shade. Showy large male and small female catkin flowers bloom in spring. American hazelnut produces edible nuts that attract birds.
Filbert
Corylus maxima
Filbert
Filbert is remarkable for its flowers which look like cat-like tails and blooms in spring. Its Latin name Corylus maxima derives from Greek "korylus," which means "helmet," in reference to the appearance of this plant's nuts. These nuts are edible and are also known to attract squirrels.
Siberian hazelnut
Corylus heterophylla
Siberian hazelnut
Siberian hazelnut (Corylus heterophylla) looks a lot like the common hazel (Corylus avellana) but you can tell the two apart because this tree has more distinctly lobed leaves. In China, this tree is grown commercially.
Manchurian filbert
Corylus sieboldiana var. mandshurica
Manchurian filbert
Manchurian filbert is a tall-growing shrub found in cool, moist, and not particularly dense woodland. Despite fruiting regularly and producing hazelnut-type nuts, manchurian filbert is not commercially grown. Rather it is used as a garden plant, appreciated as early bee forage.
Common hazel 'Webbs Prize Cob'
Corylus avellana 'Webbs Prize Cob'
Common hazel 'Webbs Prize Cob'
Common hazel 'Webbs Prize Cob' is a Common hazel cultivar that has been selected for its especially large and flavorful nut, which grows in greater abundance on this hybrid than on the parent tree. This deciduous tree is named after Thomas Webb from Reading, UK, who was responsible for developing this cultivar.
Common hazel 'Scooter'
Corylus avellana 'Scooter'
Common hazel 'Scooter'
Common hazel 'Scooter' is a recent hybrid of corkscrew hazel that grows to 2 m, in contrast to the parent plant's 8 m. Scooter is a registered trademark cultivar with dramatic corkscrew-shaped branches that makes an attractive feature shrub or tree for ornamental gardens.
Contorted filbert
Corylus avellana 'Heterophylla'
Contorted filbert
Contorted filbert is named 'Heterophylla' which means 'varied leaves' in Latin, and this hybrid has much more serrated leaves than its parent. This attractive foliage offers plenty of garden appeal, as do its furry catkins and squirrel-attracting nuts. This shrub is well-suited to wildlife gardens.
Filbert 'Purpurea'
Corylus maxima 'Purpurea'
Filbert 'Purpurea'
While the parent tree of filbert 'Purpurea' grows green leaves, this hybrid is named for leaves that shade from a deep purple in springtime to dark green in late summer. This 5 m tall tree is popular in ornamental gardens both for its leaves and the profusion of brown-red catkins that bedeck the tree before the leaves appear.
'Red Majestic' Hazelnut
Corylus avellana 'Red Majestic'
'Red Majestic' Hazelnut
Unique for its twisting stems, compact semi-weeping habit and burgundy leaves, the 'Red Majestic' Hazelnut is a hazel cultivar that attracts year long interest. It was presumably named for its red leaf and nut coloration. The 'Red Majestic' Hazelnut also resistance to filbert blight and may even form thickets, making it a unique mixed shrub border cultivar.
Common hazel 'Contorta'
Corylus avellana 'Contorta'
Common hazel 'Contorta'
Common hazel 'Contorta', or the contorted hazelnut, is an intriguing cultivar with a dramatically curved and twisted branch formation. It’s also known, delightfully, as Harry Lauder’s walking stick, after a 20th-century entertainer best-known for his twisted walking stick. Smaller than many hazels, it grows up to 3 m tall.
Japanese filbert
Corylus sieboldiana
Japanese filbert
Japanese filbert is a deciduous shrub or small tree with broad, heart-shaped leaves and a spreading, open canopy, often growing in woodland areas or on slopes. Its distinguishing catkins emerge before the leaves in spring, with male catkins being yellowish and pendulous and female catkins inconspicuous. The plant produces edible nuts enclosed in a bristly husk, favored by local wildlife as a food source.
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Dracaena
Dracaena
Dracaena are popular house plants that are easy to grow. They can tolerate low-light conditions and require little watering. Their leaves range from variegated to dark green. Their characteristic traits include woody stems that grow slowly but offer a striking appearance for small spaces such as apartments or offices.
Ficus
Fig trees
Fig trees have been cultivated in many regions for their fruits, particularly the common fig, F. carica. Most of the species have edible fruits, although the common fig is the only one of commercial value. Fig trees are also important food sources for wildlife in the tropics, including monkeys, bats, and insects.
Rubus
Brambles
Brambles are members of the rose family, and there are hundreds of different types to be found throughout the European countryside. They have been culturally significant for centuries; Christian folklore stories hold that when the devil was thrown from heaven, he landed on a bramble bush. Their vigorous growth habit can tangle into native plants and take over.
Acer
Maples
The popular tree family known as maples change the color of their leaves in the fall. Many cultural traditions encourage people to watch the colors change, such as momijigari in Japan. Maples popular options for bonsai art. Alternately, their sap is used to create maple syrup.
Prunus
Prunus
Prunus is a genus of flowering fruit trees that includes almonds, cherries, plums, peaches, nectarines, and apricots. These are often known as "stone fruits" because their pits are large seeds or "stones." When prunus trees are damaged, they exhibit "gummosis," a condition in which the tree's gum (similar to sap) is secreted to the bark to help heal external wounds.
Solanum
Nightshades
Nightshades is a large and diverse genus of plants, with more than 1500 different types worldwide. This genus incorporates both important staple food crops like tomato, potato, and eggplant, but also dangerous poisonous plants from the nightshade family. The name was coined by Pliny the Elder almost two thousand years ago.
Rosa
Roses
Most species of roses are shrubs or climbing plants that have showy flowers and sharp thorns. They are commonly cultivated for cut flowers or as ornamental plants in gardens due to their attractive appearance, pleasant fragrance, and cultural significance in many countries. The rose hips (fruits) can also be used in jams and teas.
Quercus
Oaks
Oaks are among the world's longest-lived trees, sometimes growing for over 1,000 years! The oldest known oak tree is in the southern United States and is over 1,500 years old. Oaks produce an exceedingly popular type of wood which is used to make different products, from furniture and flooring to wine barrels and even cosmetic creams.
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8 most common species:
Corylus avellana
Common hazel
Common hazel (Corylus avellana) is a deciduous shrub species that is cultivated for its edible nuts. Hazelnuts can refer to the nut from any Corylus species, but it most often refers to Corylus avellana. The nuts from common hazel are eaten straight or used in making confectionary. Common hazel is native to Europe and western Asia.
Corylus cornuta
Beaked hazelnut
Beaked hazelnut is a deciduous shrub that is native to North America. It is an incredibly cold-hardy shrub and able to withstand freezing temperatures in its northernmost habitat. The fruit of the beaked hazelnut (Corylus cornuta) is edible although very small.
Corylus colurna
Turkish hazel
A deciduous tree native to Europe and Asia, turkish hazel, or Corylus colurna, is the largest species of hazel tree. It is often used in landscaping and is tolerant of pollution in urban areas.
Corylus americana
American hazelnut
American hazelnut (Corylus americana) is a deciduous shrub that will grow from 2.5 to 5 m tall. Commonly found growing in thickets woodlands and prairies. It prefers full sun to partial shade. Showy large male and small female catkin flowers bloom in spring. American hazelnut produces edible nuts that attract birds.
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Dracaena
Dracaena
Dracaena are popular house plants that are easy to grow. They can tolerate low-light conditions and require little watering. Their leaves range from variegated to dark green. Their characteristic traits include woody stems that grow slowly but offer a striking appearance for small spaces such as apartments or offices.
Ficus
Fig trees
Fig trees have been cultivated in many regions for their fruits, particularly the common fig, F. carica. Most of the species have edible fruits, although the common fig is the only one of commercial value. Fig trees are also important food sources for wildlife in the tropics, including monkeys, bats, and insects.
Rubus
Brambles
Brambles are members of the rose family, and there are hundreds of different types to be found throughout the European countryside. They have been culturally significant for centuries; Christian folklore stories hold that when the devil was thrown from heaven, he landed on a bramble bush. Their vigorous growth habit can tangle into native plants and take over.
Acer
Maples
The popular tree family known as maples change the color of their leaves in the fall. Many cultural traditions encourage people to watch the colors change, such as momijigari in Japan. Maples popular options for bonsai art. Alternately, their sap is used to create maple syrup.
Prunus
Prunus
Prunus is a genus of flowering fruit trees that includes almonds, cherries, plums, peaches, nectarines, and apricots. These are often known as "stone fruits" because their pits are large seeds or "stones." When prunus trees are damaged, they exhibit "gummosis," a condition in which the tree's gum (similar to sap) is secreted to the bark to help heal external wounds.
Solanum
Nightshades
Nightshades is a large and diverse genus of plants, with more than 1500 different types worldwide. This genus incorporates both important staple food crops like tomato, potato, and eggplant, but also dangerous poisonous plants from the nightshade family. The name was coined by Pliny the Elder almost two thousand years ago.
Rosa
Roses
Most species of roses are shrubs or climbing plants that have showy flowers and sharp thorns. They are commonly cultivated for cut flowers or as ornamental plants in gardens due to their attractive appearance, pleasant fragrance, and cultural significance in many countries. The rose hips (fruits) can also be used in jams and teas.
Quercus
Oaks
Oaks are among the world's longest-lived trees, sometimes growing for over 1,000 years! The oldest known oak tree is in the southern United States and is over 1,500 years old. Oaks produce an exceedingly popular type of wood which is used to make different products, from furniture and flooring to wine barrels and even cosmetic creams.
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