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The most-planted European variety in America! This popular tree is a favorite among home growers, and it’s the nut of choice for commercial growers. Heavy bearer, produces big, bumper crops of rich and flavorful nuts. May need filtered shade protection in locations with hot summers to avoid sunburn. Easy to train to tree or shrub form. Matures to be 15–18’ tall and wide. Ripens in August. Best pollinator: Casina or another variety of Filbert Hazelnut.


Bloom Color Green, Yellow
Fruit Color Brown
Fruit Size Large
Ripens/Harvest August
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 5.5 - 7.0
Taste Rich
Texture Fine
Years to Bear 7 - 10
Zone Range 5 - 8

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 8
My Hardiness Zone ?
The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your tree matures, it will be approximately 15 - 18' tall x 15 - 18' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these trees 15 - 18' apart to ensure room for growth.


This variety requires another one for adequate pollination.

Cross-pollination by a different variety is key to its growing and bearing success. Plant one of these varieties within 50' for best pollination.

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow filbert hazelnut trees in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

Shipping Information

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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Abbas K on Jan 18, 2020
Easily made into a shrub
Hallette S on Jan 28, 2019
Abbas K on Jan 18, 2020
Like the description
Abbas K on Dec 6, 2019
Easily made into a shrub
Hallette S on Jan 28, 2019
Hazelnuts are great for Oregon and Washington state. Yum.
Aubrey S on May 3, 2018
in a few years, i will have a beautiful hazelnut tree that will help attract and feed birds. this will also help pollinate the Fingerlakes hazelnut tree that i bought.
Heather C on Jun 17, 2016
Wonderful Filbert selection regarding production, though susceptible to Eastern Filbert Blight.
Perry C on Apr 21, 2016
We were told by a local grower that it is the best cross pollenizer
Alen F on Mar 2, 2016
We needed a good pollinator for our existing Hazelnuts, and Barcelona was suggested.
Billie P on Feb 17, 2016
Like the description
Abbas K on Dec 6, 2019
Hazelnuts are great for Oregon and Washington state. Yum.
Aubrey S on May 3, 2018
How hard is it to harvest filberts with squirrels around??
Judith M on Feb 25, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Here in mid Michigan the second week of August is when the squirrels strip the trees of nuts completely within a week. I have made a new planting and it is working out great. Planted away from other trees so the squirrels can't jump from them to my nut trees. I enclosed the filberts with a grounded 5 foot chicken wire fence with an electric fence wire at the top. Problem solved!
Do i need two different hazelnut shrubs for pollenation?
Kathy M on Apr 11, 2017
BEST ANSWER: All four filbert varieties offered by Stark Bros say you should have another variety for best yield. I believe some other varieties may not need a second for pollination.
How susceptible is this variety to Eastern Filbert Blight?
John F on Mar 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: While the Barcelona variety isn't highly susceptible to Eastern Filbert Blight, if the disease is highly prevalent in the area, then Barcelona may exhibit some susceptibility.
best time to plant hazelnut trees ?
remi e on Nov 20, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Thank you for your question. Because weather and soil conditions vary so much from year to year and even within your zone, it's best to think of your planting time as a range of favorable conditions instead of an exact time.

You can plant new plants and trees: 1) when the ground is not frozen, 2) when daytime temperatures are above freezing (32??F) and below 90??F, and 3) when extreme weather (blizzard, hail, torrential rain, etc.) is not in the forecast. Be sure to keep plants watered if you're transplanting in warm and/or dry weather.
Can you cross pollinate with two Barvelonas or do they have to be a different variety?
Thelma L on Apr 27, 2018
BEST ANSWER: You will need a different variety with a similar bloom and shed time, like Casina.

Customer Reviews

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Barcelona Hazelnut
Have purchased FINGERLAKES, CASSINA and ROYAL, but Barcelona is my favorite! Have lost only one of the 8 planted in the last 3 years (unlike Cassina and Fingerlakes) and is flourishing twice as fast as the Royals. Actually produced one nut in the second year. Catkins now abound! Thank you to all the folks with their hands in the dirt at Stark Bros that produce, care for, prune and ship the Highest quality trees I've seen.
February 4, 2017
over 4 years ago
Barcelona Filbert Hazelnut
Tree arrived healthy. I planted it and it is thriving. It is as if it did not go though any transplant shock at all. I want to buy more varieties from Stark Bros.
May 20, 2016
over 4 years ago
Barcelona Filbert.
Beautiful little Tree. In for 1 full year now. Nice straight trunk, happy leaves.
May 13, 2017
over 4 years ago
Beautiful healthy trees
I ordered and planted 20 Barcelona trees in the spring and they are just lovely. Although two didn't make it I am still rating them as five stars because the rest are so healthy. I am a certified Master Gardener and practice good organic tree health: My trees are well-pruned, sprout and weed-free, plenty of compost & mulch around the trees out to the drip line, and test the soil regularly for their need for water.
August 29, 2017
Quality trees
Trees did really well year one. Deer looked the taste of them year two. But it looks like they will be fine.
May 5, 2017
over 4 years ago
Doing great
Everything came out looking good got them right in the ground according to the directions this was my second purchase from Stark Brothers very happy with their products look forward to purchasing more thank you
May 3, 2017
over 3 years ago
Barcelona filbert hazelnut
I was so disappointed in this last batch of trees . The taproot of the hazelnut was cut and there was one small root remaining. No viable roots remained . I don't want to do any more business with stark bros , if this is going to be the quality if trees from here on out.
We lost four of the trees the fist time they were sent to us and then they sent replacements which were just as bad as the first.
I had never had problems before this. In fact I was extremely happy and referred stark bros to many friends. I would be doing them a disservice if I referred stark bros now. I never write bad reviews and I try to make lemonade out if lemons, but if it was a stark Bros tree I couldn't even get lemons .
May 20, 2016
over 4 years ago
Beautiful trees
Over the past three years I have planted a hazelnut orchard with 60 trees thus far with Barcelona and Jefferson varieties primarily and four different varieties of cross-pollinators. The Barcelona trees have glorious leaves and are quite robust! I am looking forward to seeing them all mature and become productive.
June 14, 2018
over 3 years ago
This tree seemed to be doing well most of the summer, but by mid august was dropping leaves and it did not recover. This spring there was no new growth
June 13, 2017
over 3 years ago
Competes well with Casina and Jefferson Filberts
We'll be using these nuts to produce "Filbertino Liqueur" here at Flying Squirrel Ranch & Farm
May 22, 2016
over 4 years ago