American hazelnut (Corylus americana)

USDA Hardiness Zones

USDA hardiness zones
American hazelnut
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American hazelnut (Corylus americana)
Zone Zone  more information
Hardy to zone 3a
Mature Height Mature Height
5 to 10 feet
Mature Spread Mature Spread
5 to 8 feet
Growth Rate Growth Rate
Sun Sun
Full Sun or Partial Shade
Moisture Moisture
Drought tolerant (also tolerant to moist soil, well-drained)
Fall Color Fall Color
Attracts Wildlife Attracts Wildlife
Flower Flower
Fruit Fruit
Evergreen Evergreen
Native to WI Native to WI
Additional Information Additional Information
irregular to rounded, suckering shrub; 5-10’ tall; 5-8’ wide; can form thickets; moderate to fast grower; coarse texture; variable fall color but can be yellowish to orange; yellowish-brown, pendulous catkins in early spring are somewhat showy; edible, brown nut in fall; attracts wildlife; full sun; adaptable to most soils and pH; plant in spring only; prefers a moist, well-drained soil; drought tolerant; sensitive to road salt; susceptible to Japanese beetles and powdery mildew if grown in too much shade; do not shear; native to Wisconsin; hardy to zone 3a

UW Extension
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Primary Author: Dr. Laura Jull
Photos by: Dr. Laura Jull and Dr. Ed Hasselkus

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