SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: Arnold Arboretum - Boston, MA.
Utility friendly tree.
Native to Eastern North America.
Additional Common Names
AMERICAN FILBERT, AMERICAN HAZELNUT
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.
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.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Corylus americana Tree Record." 1995-2019. Nov 22, 2019.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/corylus-americana >