$21.99 – $64.99
Edible Native Plants, Focal point, Keystone Species
1 Gallon, 2 Gallon, 3 Gallon
Average, medium, well-drained.
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Part shade, Part Sun, Full sun
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.
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.
Not all plants are offered at both locations. You can find more information on our products and packaging on the Shipping Information page.
We are now shipping for Fall 2023!