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The American Hazelnut can be expected to grow
in the zones listed. More information can be found on the arborday.org
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The American Hazelnut falls into the following type(s): Nut Tree
The American Hazelnut grows to be 15' to 18' feet in height.
The American Hazelnut has a spread of about 10' to 12' at full maturity.
This tree grows at a Medium to Fast growth rate.
The American Hazelnut does well in Full, Partial Shade exposure(s).
The American Hazelnut grows in Acidic, Alkaline, Clay, Drought Tolerant, Loamy, Moist, Rich, Sandy, Well Drained, Wide Range soils.
The American Hazelnut has a(n) Rounded shape.
The American filbert or hazelnut is a native of the eastern United States. The tasty nuts are highly prized by people and wildlife, Filbert hedges can be used as windbreaks, visual screens, and to attract wildlife. Trees grown from seed will begin to produce nuts after around 8 years.
The nuts produced by American hazelnut are a preferred by squirrels, deer, turkey, woodpeckers, pheasants, grouse, quail, and jay. The male catkins are a food staple of ruffed grouse throughout the winter.
Simple, alternate, 2 1/2"-6" long, dark green surface.
Female is red and male is yellowish brown
Mid-winter to early spring
The downy, deeply cut and notched, 1" involucre in clusters of 2-6 encloses a 1/2", slightly flattened, thick, smooth, brown shell with a sweet, round kernel. Harvest from September to October.
American Hazelnut bushes are great for wildlife food and habitat. Cooks also love these small, sweet kernels. The American Hazelnut can be used as a shrub-like landscape plant or as a hedge. Likes well-drained, loamy soil, full sun or light shade. Grows to 18', with a 12' spread. Plant two trees for pollination. (zones 4-9)
Each tree is guaranteed to grow, or we'll replace it at one half the original price, plus shipping and handling.
Our trees are delivered with natural bare roots which have been dipped in hydrating gel prior to shipment to keep the roots moist and healthy. As their abundant, fibrous roots aren't confined by a container, bare-root trees get off to a more vigorous start compared to containerized roots which typically need more time to adjust to transplanting. Bare-root trees typically surpass the size of larger containerized trees in only a few years.
Natural root (also called bare root) trees are shipped without soil around their roots. They are shipped when dormant in the spring and fall seasons. We dip the roots in a hydrating gel to keep them moist during shipping.
There are a number of advantages to natural root trees:
The Urban Horticulture Institute at Cornell University has an interesting article about the benefits of planting natural root trees. Look for the PDF entitled Creating the Urban Forest: The Bare Root Method
Potted (also called containerized) trees come in 4" containers.
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