The leaf of the Hazel is ovate to heart-shaped, often double serrated. The leaves are up to 12 cm (4.7 in) long. The leaf margin is serrated.
The male catkins are yellowish and are up to 12 cm (4.7 in) long. The female flower is inconspicuous and red.
The nuts are edible, but smaller and much harder than the hazelnut.
The young shoots are hairy. The branches brown.
single tree or planting in groups, roadside green