- Small, sweet nuts
- Great for wildlife
- Not suitable for commercial farming
- Nut shrub, grows up to 18' with 12' spread
- Plant two trees to ensure pollination
- Zones 4 to 9
- Can't ship to: AK, AZ, CA, HI, OR
Zones 4 - 9
The American Hazelnut can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map.VIEW MAP
The American Hazelnut falls into the following type(s): Nut Trees, Shrubs
15' - 18' High
The American Hazelnut grows to be 15' - 18' feet in height.
10' - 12' Spread
The American Hazelnut has a spread of about 10' - 12' 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, partial shade.
The American Hazelnut grows in acidic, alkaline, drought tolerant, loamy, moist, rich, sandy, well drained, wide range, clay soils.
This hazelnut has rounded shape.
The American filbert or hazelnut is a native of the eastern United States. The tasty nuts are highly prized by people and wildlife, Filbert hedges can be used as windbreaks, visual screens, and to attract wildlife. Trees grown from seed will begin to produce nuts after around 8 years.
The nuts produced by American hazelnut are a preferred by squirrels, deer, turkey, woodpeckers, pheasants, grouse, quail, and jay. The male catkins are a food staple of ruffed grouse throughout the winter.
Simple, alternate, 2 1/2"-6" long, dark green surface.
Female is red and male is yellowish brown
Mid-winter to early spring.
The downy, deeply cut and notched, 1" involucre in clusters of 2-6 encloses a 1/2", slightly flattened, thick, smooth, brown shell with a sweet, round kernel. Harvest from September to October.
American Hazelnut bushes are great for wildlife food and habitat. Cooks also love these small, sweet kernels. The American Hazelnut can be used as a shrub-like landscape plant or as a hedge. Likes well-drained, loamy soil, full sun or light shade. Grows to 18', with a 12' spread. Plant two trees to ensure pollination. (Zones 4-9)
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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.