Brief Description: Ramified deciduous shrub with height up to 6 metres. The leaves are simple, fuzzy, ovate, sharp-pointed at the apex, cordate at the base, with serrate margins and 5-12 cm long. Monogenic flowers. The male ones in drooping inflorescences (catkins) with length 9 cm. The female ones are usually in twos, wrapped in buds. The fruit is nutlet with a husk, edible (hazelnut). 
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Particular Features: Hazel is cultivated often for its fruits, which constitute very nutritious food. Hazelnuts can be eaten raw or salted, while they are used in confectionery as well. Hazel wood is hard and heavy and it is used for poles, clubs and production of good qualit 
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