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American Hazelnut - Corylus americana

Regular price $24.00

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Phonetic: kor-EE-lus a-mer-ih-KAY-na

#1 Pot - 12-18" Shrub

American Hazelnut is an easy-to-grow native shrub that produces edible nuts in late summer. It is able to thrive in a wide range of conditions. It can be pruned at any time of year and its deep green leaves turn copper and yellow in autumn. The nuts mature from September to October and are eaten by a variety of wildlife. This is a unisex species, with separate male and female parts on the same branch. A single shrub will produce some nuts, but as a wind-pollinated species 3-5 shrubs are recommended for optimal nut production. 

  • Hardiness Zone:  4-9
  • Native Northeast Region: USDA Database
  • Sun Exposure:  Partial to Full Sun
  • Bloom Color: Yellow-Brown
  • Bloom Time: February, March, April
  • Soil Type: Dry to Moist
  • Mature Plant Size: 6-15' Height, 8-13' Width
  • Plant Spacing:  6'
  • Host Plant:  Polyphemus and Io moths
  • Attracts:  Squirrels, foxes, deer, northern bobwhite, ruffed grouse, turkey, woodpeckers, pheasants, rabbits
  • Advantages:   Wildlife food and habitat
  • Landscape Uses:  Hedgerow, Windbreak
  • Companion Plants: Wild Lupine, Anise Hyssop, Nodding Onion 
  • Deer Resistant