Avellano

Gevuina avellana

Family: Proteaceae (pro-tee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Gevuina (gev-yoo-IN-uh) (Info)
Species: avellana (av-el-AY-nuh) (Info)

Category:

Trees

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

over 40 ft. (12 m)

Spacing:

30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From woody stem cuttings

From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Mar 29, 2014, Anisotome from Tresta, Shetland Islands,
United Kingdom wrote:

I've just been sent some seed of this plant from Tierra del Fuego. Cracked open one of the hard-shelled fruits - the actual nut - delicious, but very hard, so probably old seed.
It's autumn down there but spring where I live. What to do??? Sow now or wait until it's autumn here?? Or - vernalise seed in the fridge???
Any advice most welcome

Positive

On Apr 12, 2005, Ursula from Santiago,
Chile (Zone 9b) wrote:

This beautiful tree is native to the subantartic cold rainforests of southern Chile and Argentina, where it reaches 18 m growing in full sun or part-sun, in deep nutrient rich soils.

Avellanos o not tolerate well the heat of a zone 9b where I live. 4 hours sun is enough for them.

The roasted fruit is edible.

These trees can be propagated was well from seeds as from cuttings (late spring, early summer, as well as early/mid winter) in a cold sand bed with rooting hormones, cutting back the leaves.

Propagation from seeds: during Autumn in individual pots, using a mix of 1 portion compost, 1 portion acidic soil and half a portion river sand.

This tree is beautiful for foliage used very much in flower arrangements) as ... read more

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