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.
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
Latin Name: Corylus Americana