American Hazelnut
American Hazelnut
American Hazelnut

American Hazelnut

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American Hazelnut is native shrub of eastern Canada. It is a great addition to any nut orchard or yard for it's delicious nuts and is also a good pollinator for hybrid hazels. Typically grows in as a shrub and often suckers around its planted location, can be useful as a hedge. Its hazelnuts can be harvested in late August to early September. In its native range, the American Hazel can be affected by a fungal disease called Eastern Filbert Blight (EFB). Our seed source is from healthy parent trees located in Alberta and have so far been free from this.

Growers Note: Hazelnuts need to be harvested before the squirrels get to them, try checking already by mid August and harvest hazels when husks start to turn brown. Alternatively installing a metal fence around the bush will keep your nut stash safe as well. 

Hardiness Zone: 3

Height at Maturity: 2 meters (8 feet)

Spread: 2 meters (8 feet)

Soil Preference: Well drained 

Light Exposure: Full sun, partial shade 

Pollination: Self-fertile 

Latin Name: Corylus Americana