Botanical awakenings: a line of street trees in the suburbs of Colchester. Long catkins, must be Hazel. But planted as a street tree?
Lady parts like sea-anemones? Check! So Hazel it is.
But a single trunk, and shaggy, gall-like remnants of last year? Pristine copy of Stace edition 4 to the rescue – Turkish Hazel Corylus colurna ‘now being planted as a street tree in Britain’
Even a trip to the garage can be a learning experience!