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MELISSA KING Melissa is a horticulturist, TV presenter and writer. She has been a regular on Gardening Australia, Melbourne Weekender, Garden Angels and The Circle. She currently appears on The Garden Gurus and has launched an online show, The Gardenettes. She has written for top magazines and newspapers and is author of the book, Garden Feast.


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Common name: Hazelnut, cobnut, filbert Botanical name: Corylus avellana Family: Betulaceae (birch family) Aspect & soil: Full sun; well-drained soil Best climate: Cool Habit: Deciduous shrub or small tree Propagation: Whips or suckers Difficulty: Med