When grown in groups it produces nuts from mid-August into October, but these are not as tasty as those of its edible filbert relatives.
WHY: It is hardy, with seasonal interest, and drought tolerant once it is established.
WHERE: This tough tree grows best in full sun and rich, well-drained soil, but will tolerate light shade and heavy clay soil provided there is good drainage. Water regularly in the summer for the first two growing seasons,
SIZE: Turkish filbert at maturity can reach 60 feet high by 30 feet wide.
SOURCE: Great Plant Picks, www.greatplant picks.org
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