Native plants for wetlands, fields or forests and an eclectic mix of other botanic delights

Corylus americana

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Status
Limited Supply
American Hazelnut or Filbert
Tasty and Elegant Fruit
Mature Size:
' Height /
' Spread
Expected Size:
8'-16'
/
8'-16'
Light Preference:
Sun to Part Sun
Soil Preference:
Moist (Mesic)
Price:
$14.50/1 gal.; some larger

Corylus americana, commonly called American Filbert or Hazelnut, is a deciduous, rounded, multi-stemmed shrub which typically grows 8-16' tall and occurs in dry or moist thickets, woodlands and wood margins, valleys, uplands and prairies. The shrubs are monoecious (separate male and female flowers on the same plant). In spring, male flowers appear in showy, 2-3" long, yellowish brown catkins and female flowers appear in small, reddish, inconspicuous catkins. Female flowers give way to small, egg-shaped, 1/2" long, edible nuts (maturing July-August) which are encased in leafy, husk-like, ragged-edged, yet extremely ornate and elegant bracts.  Nuts are similar in flavor to the European filbert, and may be roasted and eaten or ground into flour, but can left for deer, squirrels and birds. Ovate, double-toothed, dark green leaves (3-6" long). Fall color is quite variable, ranging from attractive combinations of orange, rose, purplish red, yellow and green to undistinguished, dull yellowish green.

Genus name comes from the Greek word korylos, or from korys meaning a helmet, in regard to the husk on the nut.

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Prices listed are subject to change, based upon size change and availability.

We are a small local nursery with limited shipping capability. We will do our best to ship smaller material (usually 1 or 2 gallon), although we can sometimes ship larger plants with the pots removed.

We have some species that are not listed, as we have too few of them to make a full listing plausible. You can always inquire.

We will consider contract growing an order with appropriate advance notice and availability of seed, cuttings or lining out stock.

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Monday
10 - 6
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Wednesday
By Appointment
Thursday
10 - 6
Friday
10 - 5
Saturday
10 - 5
Sunday
11 - 3
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