Genus Corylus

The hazels are a genus of deciduous trees and large shrubs native to the temperate northern hemisphere.

Species in the genus Corylus of plants

Hazel - Common Hazel is cultivated for its nuts. The name hazelnut applies to the nuts of any of the species of the genus Corylus. This hazelnut or cob nut, the kernel of the seed, is edible and used raw or roasted, or ground into a paste. The cob is round, compared with the longer filbert nut.


Chinese Hazel - Corylus chinensis, common names Chinese filbert