American Hazelnut

Hardiness Zones: 4 - 9
Average shipping height: 2' - 4'
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  • Bare Root
    3' - 4'
    Member Price $14.99
    Reg. Price $19.99
  • Potted - 3 Gallon Container
    2' - 3'
    Member Price $89.99
    Reg. Price $99.99
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    ½' - 1 ½'
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    ½' - 1 ½'
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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
The American Hazelnut Grows in zones 4 - 9

Your Tree’s Personality



Growth Speed

Medium to Fast

Scientific Name

Corylus americana

Mature Height

15' - 18'

Mature Spread

10' - 12'

Shipping Height

2' - 4'

Sun Preference

Full Sun, Partial Sun/Shade

Soil Preference

Acidic, Alkaline, Clay, Drought, 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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