Corylus avellana

Origin: native

Type: deciduous

Height: up to 12m high

Winter buds: buds can be green or red/brown, egg shaped with brown edged scales

Leaves: simple, nearly circular leaves with point, and heart shaped base, double toothed, hairy.

Flowers: male flowers are hanging catkins which start green then expand and turn yellow with pollen, female flowers look like buds with red styles.

Fruit: brown shelled nuts in a green toothed cup.

Distribution: widespread, found in hedgerows and woodlands. Often coppiced.