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American Hazelnut Filbert

Zones 4-9

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HZLNUT

Description

 The American Hazelnut Filbert (Corylus Americana) is an easily grown tree tolerating most soil conditions. It can mature to a height of 10-16′ with a spread of 8-13′. The American Hazelnut is a deciduous shrub. In spring, male flowers appear in showy, 2-3″ long, yellowish brown catkins and female flowers appear in small, reddish, inconspicuous catkins. Female flowers give way to small, egg-shaped, 1/2″ long, edible nuts (maturing July-August) which are encased in leafy, husk-like, ragged-edged bracts. Nuts are similar in flavor to the European filbert, and may be roasted and eaten or ground into flour, but are also commonly left for the squirrels and birds. Fall color is quite variable, ranging from attractive combinations of orange, rose, purplish red, yellow and green to undistinguished, dull yellowish green.
Prefers Full sun/partial shade
Zones 4-9
 Ships bare-root
 

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