Attractive Shrub with Edible Nuts
The Hazelnut is a lovely shrub that will provide edible nuts in the fall and be a friend to wildlife year-round.
The Hazelnut is a remarkable plant. It can grow almost anywhere and achieve its mature size in no time at all. They are best renewal pruned by removing the oldest, fattest stems right down to the ground every few years, allowing the younger thinner stems to remain. This method allows this native to attain its natural form and is best for nut production.
Corylus americana (or Hazelnut) is an excellent, larger, native shrub which can be used in more naturalized areas for windbreaks or the perfect screening plant. Although they have both male and female flowers on the same plant, it seems best to plant a group of three or more for best pollination and plenty to harvest. A classic addition to your edible landscape for you, and for the wildlife they attract to your yard.
In the spring, 3-inch clusters of male catkins appear, their yellow-brown tassels gently swaying in the warm breeze. If you look closely you’ll discover the female flower. It’s a tiny purple surprise hidden among the branches. Although American Hazelnuts have male and female flowers on each plant, to insure good pollination it is always best to plant more than one plant. Dark green, heart-shaped, 3-6-inch serrated leaves will soon fill out your Hazelnut for summer.
When fall arrives, your Hazelnut colors will vary, from oranges and yellows to the color of a deep red wine. In late summer/early fall you’ll notice actual Hazelnuts (also called filberts). Clusters of ½ inch green leafy capsules will appear throughout the bush, eventually turning brown. When ripe, gently pop off the brown husk and you’re ready for a treat.
Raw or roasted, the Hazelnut is an outstanding nut. It’s sweet in flavor and although having a variety of uses, is often used in desserts. It’s rich in fiber, vitamins and minerals with the added benefit of being gluten-free for those who are sensitive. The oil is often used in medications and in aromatherapy.
For a hardy shrub with a variety of appeal, you can’t go wrong with a Hazelnut.
* Attractive native shrub
* Perfect for shelter belts or screening
* Edible nuts
* Attracts wildlife
* Fast Growing
Buying Options for Plants
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
- Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
- Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.
Nature Hills Container Size by Volume
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|3.5" Container||Equal to||.67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Equal to||.87 dry quart / .96 dry liter in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Brand||Nature Hills Nursery|
|Botanical Name||Corylus americana|
|Mature Height||8 - 15 feet|
|Mature Spread||8 - 15 feet|
|Soil Type||Sandy, Clay, Loam|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun, Partial Sun|