Also known as
Purple-leaf filbert, Kentish cob
An upright spreading deciduous tree native to south-east Europe. It is inclined to become a tree and has sticky hairs on the young twigs. Mid green leaves are heart-shaped or cordate and hairy. Has a longer tubular husk completely enclosing the elongated nut. It is best known as an ornamental by the cultivar 'Purpurea', which has deep, dark purple young foliage which softens to a dull greenish purple in summer.
How to propagate Filbert
You can propagate the species by seeds in the autumn, the cultivars by grafting in late summer.
By suckers or layering in late autumn to early spring.
Other uses of Filbert
Banks, hedging, specimen