American Hazelnut Corylus americana
Clusters of 2-6 round, small nuts with smooth, thick shells that are easy to crack. Sweet, round kernels shell out whole. Distinctive taste. Shapely shrub grows slowly up to ten feet tall which can be shaped into a tree. Abundant, annual crops. Bears in 2-3 years with a life span of 30 to 80 years. Plant two or more for better pollination and crops. Native to Eastern U.S.
6-12″ 1 year old seedlings sold in packs of 5.
Grows 10 to 15 feet wide and 12 to 15 feet tall.
Plant 4-6 feet apart is recommended, although we have areas where they are much closer and they make a nice hedge.