- Seedling Size: 6-12″
- Seedling Age: 1-0
- Mature Height: 10 – 16 feet
- Mature Width: 8 – 13 feet
- Soil Type: Loamy, Sandy, Rocky
- Moisture: Dry, Moderate
- Sun: Full Sun, Partial Shade
- Growth Rate: Medium
Key Characteristics of American Hazelnut
- Flowers appear in early spring along with male catkins.
- Nuts mature in September. They are edible and of enormous habitat value.
- This plant is typically multi-stemmed and leggy.
- Leaves are fuzzy and serrated. Fall color is showy, ranging from yellow to copper-red.
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Help Control Invasives!
Try American hazelnut instead of invasive shrub honeysuckle species (Lonicera spp.). Hazelnut also has attractive blooms, unlike honeysuckle shrubs. However, it additionally attracts birds with its nuts that support insects.