American Hazelnut

American Hazelnut

Corylus americana

Featured Plant Category: Edible Native Plants, Focal point, Keystone Species

Height: 10-16'

Container Size: 3 Gallon

Bloom Time: March to April

Bloom Color: Red-Brown

Soil Moisture: Medium

Soil Type: Average, medium, well-drained.

Light Requirements: Full sun to part shade

Hardiness Zone: 4,5,6,7,8,9

Other Names: Corylus americana, Hazelnut, American Hazel, American Filbert

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Description

Keystone Value: The genus Corylus (Hazelnut) supports over 130 species of butterfly and moth caterpillars, providing food for a variety of birds and mammals.

American Hazelnut (Corylus americana) is a medium to large shrub that can thrive in a wide range of conditions, but it occurs naturally in thickets, upland forests, rocky hillsides, and pastures. Foliage can turn a bright yellow to deep red in the fall. It starts blooming in early spring, producing insignificant female flowers as well as male catkins that attract butterflies. American Hazelnut is also a host plant to the Io Moth (pictured above) as well as the Polyphemus Moth. Edible nuts ripen from July to October, providing food for large birds and a variety of mammals. The nuts can also be roasted and eaten or ground into flour. Since American Hazelnut is wind pollinated, we recommend planting 3-5 shrubs for optimal nut production. Its dense, low growth provides habitat for birds and other wildlife, and its an excellent choice for a hedgerow or windbreak.


 

Additional information

Height

10-16'

Container Size

3 Gallon

Bloom Time

March to April

Bloom Color

Red-Brown

Soil Moisture

Medium

Soil Type

Average, medium, well-drained.

Light Requirements

Full sun to part shade

Hardiness Zone

4,5,6,7,8,9

Other Names

Corylus americana, Hazelnut, American Hazel, American Filbert

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