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American Hazelnut

American Hazelnut

Corylus americana 


This shrub provides interest throughout the growing season. Yellow catkins appear in early spring before the corrugated leaves emerge. The edible nuts ripen in late summer in clusters of 2-6, each enclosed by a pair of ragged-edged bracts. These nuts provide a food source for deer, squirrels, chipmunks, blue jays and other wildlife. Hazelnut grows well in poor soils, including gravel. Native people used the nuts as food, the bark for medicinal uses and as a black dye, and bundled the twigs for brooms and brushes.

  • Characteristics

    Type: Shrub

    Height: 6-8 Feet

    Blooms: April to May

    Bloom Colour: Green

  • Growth Conditions

    Light: Full Sun

    Soil: Dry, Sandy/Gravel & Average Soil

    Habitat: Thickets, Edges of Woods, Roadsides & Fencerows

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