Arbor Day Farm Hazelnut
- Hybrid hazelnuts grown at Arbor Day Farm
- Produce sweet nuts in 4 to 5 years
- Not a commercial cultivar, great for landscape or wildlife
- Grows up to 15' with 10' spread
- Plant two trees for pollination
- Zones 3 to 9
- Can't ship to: AK, AZ, CA, HI, OR
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Zones 3 - 9
The Arbor Day Hazelnut can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map.VIEW MAP
The Arbor Day Hazelnut falls into the following type(s): Nut Trees, Shrubs
10' - 15' High
The Arbor Day Hazelnut grows to be 10' - 15' feet in height.
The Arbor Day Hazelnut has a spread of about 10' at full maturity.
Medium to Fast Growth
This tree grows at a medium to fast growth rate. [More about this.]
This hazelnut does well in full sun.
The Arbor Day Hazelnut grows in acidic, loamy, moist, rich, sandy, silty loam, well drained, wide range, clay soils.
This hazelnut has rounded shape.
The nuts are a favorite food with squirrels, deer, wild turkeys, pheasants, grouse, blue jays, and others. The shrubs provide nesting and cover for many birds and mammals. Bats use hazel bushes for day roosting.
Alternate, 2 1/2" -6" long, somewhat spear-shaped at tip and rounded or heart-shaped at base, doubly-toothed margins. Color is dark green on top, lighter green beneath with some soft hairs.
Female flowers are small, red. Male catkins are greenish turning mostly tan.
Catkins start growing in late summer to appx. 1". Growth resumes in spring to 1 1/2"-2 2 1/2"..
Clusters of 1-4, generally 2-3. light brown to chestnut brown when ripe, 1/4"-3/4" in diameter. They are enclosed in hairy, leaf-like husks with ragged edges called involucres. The green involucres dry and become brown and crispy at harvest time.
Hybrid hazelnuts from Arbor Day Farm combine the characteristics of two North American native species, American and Beaked, and the European hazel. Originally crossbred in Minnesota, these shrubs will likely produce sweet, tasty nuts in approximately 4-5 years. A yield of up to 7 pounds of nuts per bush may be expected from well-established plants. In addition to producing nuts for your personal enjoyment or market, hazelnut shrubs have a high wildlife value providing food, nesting and hiding cover for many birds and mammals. Plant 2-3 bushes to ensure pollination. (Zones 3-9)
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The benefits of bare-root trees
Our trees are delivered with natural bare roots which have been dipped in hydrating gel prior to shipment to keep the roots moist and healthy. As their abundant, fibrous roots aren't confined by a container, bare-root trees get off to a more vigorous start compared to containerized roots which typically need more time to adjust to transplanting. Bare-root trees typically surpass the size of larger containerized trees in only a few years.