what is this tree?

(8 Posts)
LifeIsGoodish Fri 15-Jul-16 09:21:50

Is it a hazelnut or cobnut? I've seen it in hedgerows, hedges, and freestanding in scrubby woodland.

echt Fri 15-Jul-16 10:22:30

Pic, please?

Ifailed Fri 15-Jul-16 10:31:52

cobnut is a close relative to hazelnut, the nuts are slightly smaller and rounder.

LifeIsGoodish Fri 15-Jul-16 16:01:26

Ha ha! MN had a hiccup and wouldn't let me upload the pics.

The cobnuts I've seen were always bigger and longer than hazelnuts, but I've never seen a cobnut tree, and the only hazelnut trees I've ever seen all grew in mad - but natural - spirals. (Knowingly seen, that is.)

Maybe this is neither?

ChrissyEighty Fri 15-Jul-16 16:14:48

The mad spiral ones are Corkscrew Hazel and Cobnuts are a type of Hazel, of which there are many varieties.

Ifailed Sat 16-Jul-16 08:52:24

I believe the nuts from the corkscrew hazel are barren, it can only be grown from grafting.

Kr1stina Sat 16-Jul-16 16:21:10

I think it's a corylus or hazel

Grumpysfirstwife Sat 16-Jul-16 16:26:30

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