Seed - raw or cooked
. Eaten fresh or preserved for winter use
. The seed ripens in mid to late autumn and will probably need to be protected from squirrels[K]. When kept in a cool place, and not shelled, the seed should store for at least 12 months[K].
An edible oil is obtained from the seed.
A fibre is obtained from the inner bark and is used to make paper
. The branches are removed in the autumn, the leaves removed and the branches steamed then the fibre is removed
. The fibres are cooked for two hours with lye and then put through a blender
. It makes a brown paper
. The fibre is also used for cordage
There are no medicinal uses listed for Corylus cornuta californica.
Seed - best sown as soon as it is harvested in autumn in a cold frame
. Germinates in late winter or spring. Stored seed should be pre-soaked in warm water for 48 hours and then given 2 weeks warm followed by 3 - 4 months cold stratification
. Germinates in 1 - 6 months at 20°c
. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in a cold frame or sheltered place outdoors for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer[K].
Layering in autumn. Easy, it takes about 6 months.
Division of suckers in early spring. Very easy, they can be planted out straight into their permanent positions.
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An easily grown plant, it succeeds in most soils, but is in general more productive of seeds when grown on soils of moderate fertility
. It does less well in rich heavy soils or poor ones
. Does well in a loamy soil
. Very suitable for an alkaline soil
, but it dislikes very acid soils
. Plants are fairly wind tolerant
Members of this genus bear transplanting well and can be easily moved even when relatively large
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Associations & Interactions
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Polycultures & Guilds
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