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American Hazelnut

Category:

A pleasant large, spreading shrub with no one particularly redeeming factor, but a tidy whole; produces tasty hazel nuts in fall; good choice for a natural forest setting

Characteristics

Species:
americana
Other Species Names:
American Filbert, American Hazel
Average Landscape Height:
12 feet
Average Landscape Width:
8 feet
Genus:
Corylus
Branching:
multi-stemmed
Plant Form:
upright spreading
Canopy:
leggy
Density:
dense
Growth Rate:
medium
Pruning:
can prune at anytime
Flower Color:
red
Flower Form:
catkin
Flower Period:
from late winter to early spring
Summer Foliage Color:
dark green
Fall Color:
yellow
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Light:
shade
Maximum Moisture:
moist
Minimum Moisture:
dry
Pollution Tolerance:
high

Ornamental Features

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Landscape Attributes

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Planting & Growing

American Hazelnut will grow to be about 12 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years. While it is considered to be somewhat self-pollinating, it tends to set heavier quantities of fruit with a different variety of the same species growing nearby.

This plant is typically grown in a designated edibles garden. It performs well in both full sun and full shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist locations, and should do just fine under average home landscape conditions. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This species is native to parts of North America.

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