30 to 45 ft.
20 to 25 ft.
southeastern Europe and western Asia
USDA zones 4-7
hardy to 6,500 ft.
Turkish filbert is a medium sized shade tree grown for its its tidy, symmetrical shape. Viewed from a distance, its grows taller than wide, which makes it useful for narrow areas.
Although the flowers are not that ornamental, the leaves are a lustrous dark green.
Turkish filbert takes some time to establish a new root system after it is transplanted, but is very drought tolerant thereafter. This tree will grow best at elevations under 6,500 ft.
There is a Turkish filbert planted at the Xeriscape Demonstration Garden. It is a beautiful tree and has performed very well. It can be somewhat hard to find at plant nurseries, but it worth planting.
Turkish filbert's branches naturally grow fairly close to the ground. If you want to be able to walk underneath it, periodically remove the lower limbs as it grows taller. Turkish filbert usually doesn't need much maintenance pruning as a mature tree.