American Hazelnut

Corylus americana


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Key Features


Container Size

1 Gallon, 2 Gallon, 3 Gallon

Bloom Time

March, April

Bloom Color

Brown, Red

Soil Moisture


Soil Type

Average, medium, well-drained.

Hardiness Zone

4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Light Requirements

Part shade, Part Sun, Full sun

  • 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.

  • Shipping Information

    We ship from two locations:

    • Maryland – Our nursery in Maryland is perfectly located to serve the Eastern United States within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Maryland location if you live east of Ohio.

    • Illinois – Our nursery in Illinois is perfectly located to serve the Midwestern United states within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Illinois location if you live west of West Virginia.

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