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California Hazel
Corylus cornuta ssp. californica
  
About California Hazel (Corylus cornuta ssp. californica) 5 Nurseries Carry This Plant California Hazel (Corylus cornuta var. californica) is a native shrub that grows in central and northern California. It is slow growing and long-lived. It grows in an upright form to a height of 18 feet, with active growth during the spring and summer. Flowers are yellow and bloom in the early spring. Leaves are medium green and deciduous. It tends to grow at elevations from 0-7000 feet.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Shrub

Size
Size
18 ft tall

Dormancy
Dormancy
Winter Deciduous

Flower Color
Flower Color
Red, Yellow

Flowering Season
Flowering Season
Winter, Spring

Wildlife Supported
 


Landscaping Information
Sun
Sun
Part Shade

Nurseries
Nurseries

Common uses
Common uses
Deer Resistant

Sunset Zones
Sunset Zones?
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7*, 8, 14*, 15*, 16*, 17, 18, 19, 20, 23*, 24*

Natural Setting
Climate
Climate
Annual Precipitation: 10.8" - 154.1", Summer Precipitation: 0.18" - 5.94", Coldest Month: 26.6" - 51.2", Hottest Month: 47.0" - 79.1", Humidity: 0.01" - 24.41", Elevation: 9" - 10807"

Alternative Names
Botanical Names: Corylus cornuta var. californica
Common Names: California Hazelnut


Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora


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