American hazelnut

Corylus americana | Rating: 0 votes | Print / Pdf

American hazelnut - sounds like an ice-cream flavour

Corylus Americana is a very hardy deciduous shrub that produces white flowers throughout the spring. Commonly called American hazelnut, corylus Americana grows in a range of soil conditions but it is susceptible to drought and so prefers moist substrates. It has a moderate growth rate, and often produces multiple stems instead of a single trunk. If left to its own devices it will grow tall, but it’s also ideal for using as a low hedging plant. The leaves are an attractive and vibrant vivid green. Like other varieties of hazelnut, Corylus Americana is also extremely fire resistant.

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Plant
Known dangers?
  • no
Height [m]
  • 3.6 - 4.7
Spread [m]
  • 1 - 1.2
Dominant flower colour
  • Green
Flower Fragrance
  • No, neutral please
Flowering seasons
  • Mid spring
  • Late spring
  • Early summer
Foliage in spring
  • Green
Foliage in summer
  • Green
Foliage in Autumn
  • Orange
Propagation methods
  • grafting
  • seed
  • layering
Growth habit
  • Spreading
Environment
Acidity
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline
Hardiness zone
  • Z4-9
Heat zone
  • H9-1
Winter temperatures [°C]
  • -34 - -1
Heat days
  • 0 - 150
Moisture
  • well-drained but frequently watered
Soil type
  • sandy
  • chalky
  • loams
Sun requirements
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
  • Full shade
Exposure
  • Exposed
  • Sheltered
Usage
Standard category
  • Fruits & nuts
  • Nuts
Grown for
  • Ornamental foliage, catkins and nuts
Creative category
  • Kid Approved
  • Simple food
  • For Beginners
  • We love the dark
  • Show-offs
  • Outdoor food
  • Neighbour repellant
Garden type
  • Cottage garden
  • Kitchen garden
Garden spaces
  • Shade
  • Specimen
  • Hedges and screens
Gardening expertise
  • beginner
Time to reach full size
  • up to 20 years