Trees of London |
Unlike the common hazel, the Turkish hazel is not a shrub. In fact, it grows upright to a healthy height and is shaped round to conical. Perhaps it is for this reason that it is more common in London than our native hazel, though it is by no means everywhere.
The nut comes in a convoluted shaped coat, but the seeds are much like the common hazel and are edible.
The tree originates, as one can tell by its name, from Turkey as well as the Balkans and Iran.
Beside Blackfriars bridge on the embankment.
related tree: common hazel
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