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AMERICAN HAZELNUT
Corylus americana

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Photo Locations: Arnold Arboretum - Boston, MA.

General Notes

Utility Friendly Tree Utility friendly tree.

Native to Eastern North America.

Family: Betulaceae

Additional Common Names

AMERICAN FILBERT, AMERICAN HAZELNUT

Tree Characteristics

Rounded or Umbrella Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 10 - 15 feet.

Width: 7 - 12 feet.

Growth Rate: 12 to 24 Inches per Year.

Longevity 50 to 150 years.

Leaves Elliptic, Medium Green, Deciduous.

Flowers in Spring. Has separate male and female flowers on the same tree (monoecious).

Brown Nut enclosed in Leafy Bracts, Medium (0.50 - 1.50 inches), fruiting in Fall Edible.

Bark Dark Brown or Light Green, Furrowed or Smooth.

Shading Capacity Rated as Dense in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate out of Leaf.

Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 1 - 9 and 14 - 20.

USDA Hardiness Zones 4 - 9.

Exposure Partial Shade to Full Shade.

Moist Soil.

Loam or Sand Texture.

Highly Acidic to Neutral Soil pH.

Seaside Tolerance is Medium in Mild Zone.

Pests & Disease Information

Susceptible to Aphids and Scales, Chlorosis, Leaf Blight, Powdery Mildew and Sooty Mold.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Branch Strength Rated as Medium.

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

Allergy Health Hazard.

Attracts Squirrels.

Special Uses & Values

Screen.

Hedged.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Corylus americana Tree Record." 1995-2019. Nov 22, 2019.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/corylus-americana >

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