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
Latin Name: Corylus Americana