"A splendid and truly beautiful tree from south east Europe and west Asia.
A large and imposing tree, rather columnar when young before broadening to a symmetrical pyramid on maturity. Notable for its roughly textured, corky bark, it produces long, yellow catkins in early spring and clusters of fringed nuts in autumn. Turkish Hazel is a superb choice for parkland and avenue planting, and it will tolerate paved areas."
"Rather columnar when young" is what reassured me. Columnar is another word for Seussian-slash-absurd, right???
Mommy & I are maybe planning a trip out to Humber Nurseries for Tuesday. I have a coupon left from Canada Blooms, plus they have butterflies for the kids to see. Well, I have to phone and make sure they have butterflies.
I want to buy something VINEY that will cover the backyard fence and make the yard look slightly less heinous. That's a lot to ask from a plant, isn't it? I'm thinking hardy kiwi.