American Hazelnut
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American Hazelnut
American Hazelnut
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American Hazelnut

American Hazelnut

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Corylus americana

The nuts of American hazelnut, which have a higher nutritional value than acorns and beechnuts, also are eaten by squirrels, foxes, deer, northern bobwhite, ruffed grouse, turkey, woodpeckers, pheasants, and deer. The leaves, twigs, and catkins are browsed by rabbits, deer, and moose. The male catkins are a winter food for turkey and ruffed grouse. The dense, low growth habit provides cover and nesting sites for many wildlife species.

1 yr. old seedlings, 18-24”

Growth Rate: Rapid (10-15")to Moderate (6-15”/yr.)

Soils: Loam, Clay

Moisture: Dry to Moist-Wet

Shade Tolerance: Full Sun to Part Shade

Mature Height: 6-10 ft.

Deer Damage Potential: Medium

Origin: Native

Uses: Naturalizing, Wildlife

Other: Small tree, nuts.

USDA Plant Guide


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