American Hazelnut
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American Hazelnut Corylus americana

Average Shipping Height: 3' - 4'
Item #3444
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  • Bare Root
    3' - 4'
    Member Price $12.99
    Reg. Price $17.99
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The American Hazelnut grows in zones 4-9.
The American hazelnut (also known as the American filbert) is a native shrub of the eastern United States. The tasty nuts are highly prized by cooks for their easy-to-crack shells and small, sweet kernel. Squirrels love them as well ... most likely for the same reasons. Hazelnut hedges can be used as windbreaks, visual screens, and to attract wildlife.

  • Produces small, sweet nuts
  • Provides good windbreak
  • Must plant two shrubs for pollination
  • Will be delivered at height of 2'–3'

Your Shrub’s Personality

Mature Height


Mature Spread


Growth Rate

Medium to Fast



Sun Preference

Full Sun, Partial Shade,

Soil Preference

Acidic, Alkaline, Clay, Drought-tolerant, Loamy, Moist, Rich, Sandy, Well-drained,

Wildlife Value

The nuts produced by this shrub are a preferred by squirrels, deer, turkey, woodpeckers, pheasants, grouse, quail and jays. The male catkins are a food staple of ruffed grouse throughout the winter.


It is also known as the American filbert.

Planting Instructions


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