American Hazelnut



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American Hazelnut

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American Hazelnut (Corylus americana) is a native shrub that offers clusters of sweet, edible nuts. Its rounded leaves and cascading branches make it a delightful addition to gardens. In spring, its catkins sway gracefully, heralding the arrival of warmer days. As summer progresses, the shrub is adorned with hazelnuts, ready to be harvested and savored.

1-2′ Bareroot Seedling

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Requirements and Tolerances

Cold Tolerance: USDA Zone 4-9
Sunlight Requirements: Full sun to partial shade
Water Requirements: Moderate, consistent moisture
Soil Type: Well-drained
Soil pH: 5.0-7.5
Plant Spacing: 8-12′ apart
Drought Tolerance: Moderate
Chilling Hours: None
Heat Tolerance: Moderate

Physical Characteristics

Rootstock: From Seed
Plant Size: 10-15′ tall, 8-12′ wide
Growth Habit: Multi-stemmed, rounded
Foliage Color: Green
Bloom Time: April-May
Flower Color: Yellowish-green
Fall Color: Yellow-orange
Nut Size: 0.5″
Nut Flavor: Sweet, rich
Nut/Husk Color and Appearance Brown, round, enclosed in leafy husk

Growth and Reproduction

Growth Rate: Moderate
Years to Bear: 4-7
Lifespan: 30-40 years
Pollination Requirements: Requires cross-pollination
Pollination Mechanisms: Wind
Harvest Time: September-October
Yield & Storage: Moderate, store in a cool, dry place

Disease Resistance

Toxicity: Non-toxic
Invasive Potential: Low
Native Range: Eastern United States
Nitrogen Fixing: Yes
Eastern Filbert Blight (Anisogramma anomala): Moderately Resistant
Bacterial Blight (Xanthomonas arboricola pv. corylina): Moderately Resistant
Armillaria Root Rot (Armillaria mellea): Moderately Resistant
Powdery Mildew (Microsphaera alni): Moderately Resistant
Filbertworm (Cydia latiferreana): Moderately Resistant
Hazelnut Aphid (Myzocallis coryli): Moderately Resistant

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 51 × 2 × 3 in
Hardiness Zone

4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9



7 reviews for American Hazelnut

Based on 7 reviews
  1. Reza Shabestari (Verified Customer)

    My order arrived on time but the plants were too young to be planted in ground, I put them in a small pot for this year.

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  2. Ekaterina Sorokina (Verified Customer)

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  3. brianmariahb (Verified Customer)

    I’m giving it 3.5 stars. I ordered three American Hazelnut trees. Packaging was great but they came with some of the roots a little dry. I stuck them in some mulch, until ground planted, and watered the mulch to rehydrate. They are very small stemmed trees when I had received them. I planted them mid-April 2022. I waited to leave a review because I wanted to see how they would do. A little over a month later and two of the three have leaves on the entire stem, which is between 12”-18” overall. The third one is still producing leaves but only the bottom half is growing while the top half remains bare. I’m hoping that this one will turn around and I expect it to as the American hazelnut is a pretty hardy tree. I have mulched around the trees and put a metal chicken fence around them to protect them. I will update my review, if I can, with a higher rating once I give them a bit more time. I’ll also try and update with a picture.
    That said, at 3.5 stars I will purchase again from Food Forest Nursery and I would recommend them to friends and family that are looking for anything. I have my eye on Sumac for next year!

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  4. Daryl Rodgers (Verified Customer)

    Nice, healthy plants. Outstanding nursery.

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  5. Louis (Verified Customer)

    Little sticks with a profusion of healthy moist roots

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  6. Robert R. (Verified Customer)

    not all leafed out yet , but still early

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  7. Aaron P. (Verified Customer)

    Purchased to replace trees from another vendor that didn’t survive a very mild New England winter
    These were less than half the cost but were much larger and healthier.

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