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Latin: Corylus americana
Other common names: american hazel, american hazelnut, filbert
Mature Height: American Hazelnut grows to a height of 8-12 feet and with a crown spread of 10 to 15 feet.
Soil / Climate: The species adapts well to a range of soil pH and types, but does best on well-drained loams. American hazelnut prefers full sun for best growth and development. Though it can grow and persist in partial shade, plant density and fruit production are greatly reduced.
Notes: American hazelnut is a small tree with an edible nut. It is a medium to fast growing species, that suckers moderately, eventually producing a multi-stemmed, clump appearance. American Hazelnut grows as a strong multi-stemmed shrub, with their edible nuts maturing in September-October. It is planted by wildlife enthusiasts to attract and keep game in an area. The nuts produced by American hazelnut are a mast of squirrels, deer, turkey, woodpeckers, pheasants and other animals. The male catkins are a food staple of ruffed grouse throughout the winter.
Cold Stream Farm supplies American Hazelnut trees which are grown as bare root seedlings and transplants and sold both wholesale and retail with no minimum order.
Additional information on Corylus americana can be found on the link: USDA / NRCS PLANTS Database.