Colin Mills, compiler of the Hortus Camdenensis, died in late November 2012 after a short illness. As he always considered the Hortus his legacy, it is his family's intention to keep the site running in perpetuity. It will not, however, be updated in the near future.

Corylus avellana ‘White Filbert’

A cultivar of Corylus avellana L. ‘Husk hairy, longer than the nut, round the apex of which it is contracted. Nut medium sized, ovate. Shell thick. Kernel full, and covered with a white skin.’ [Hogg – Fruit Manual p.132/1860].


Horticultural & Botanical History

Figured in Pomona Britannica as ‘White Filbert’ [PB pl.73/1812]. No doubt an old variety but I have no information on its history.



History at Camden Park

Listed only as an Addendum to the 1857 catalogue as White filbert.




Published Apr 25, 2010 - 05:01 PM | Last updated Jul 23, 2011 - 02:39 PM

Figured is a cluster of elongated, pointed nuts with long husks. Pomona Britannica pl.73, 1812.

Corylus avellana ‘White Filbert’ | PB pl.73/1812


Family Betulaceae
Region of origin

Garden origin, unknown

  • Wrotham Park
  • Avelenier Blanche
  • and others


Common Name

Hazel Nut

Name in the Camden Park Record

White filbert



Confidence level high