For a few weeks in winter hazelnuts are wearing tassels. These are waiting until the fog has cleared and they can happily sway in the wind.
There is a pair of hazels in my front garden, “Butler” and “Gunslebert”, which yield descent sized hazelnuts and don’t grow too big. Passers by asked me, what is that plant?
They are not really considered to be ornamentals. Totally underrated.