Corylus americana
American Hazelnut

$12.99

Exposure: Full to Partial Sun
Soil: Sand, Loam, Clay
Moisture: Dry, Moderate
Height: 8’-12’
Width: 12”-18”
Bloom: April, May
Spacing: 10’
Benefits: Wildlife, Birds, Screening
Root: Rhizome
Clear
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Description

American hazelnuts are a “no-nonsense” native shrub that grows in a variety of conditions, and are arguably one of the most important shrubs for wildlife! Its nuts and catkins (male fruiting parts) are enjoyed by deer, fox, bear, grouse, turkeys, and woodpeckers – to name a few. Does spread via underground rhizomes and is a better fit for large gardens or “hedge” plantings.

American hazelnuts are wind pollinated, so if your goal is collecting hazelnuts plant at least three for more nut production; however, hazelnuts are self-fertile and will produce nuts, but production will not be as abundant. Samuel Thayer, author of Nature’s Garden, says that hazelnuts should be collected late summer (about the end of August) while the husks are still green.

 

Range Map

Soil Descriptions

Sand Silt Loam Clay Topsoil
· Very well-drained

· Generally nutrient poor

· Nutrient rich

· Smooth/slippery feeling when wet

· Mixture of sand, silt, and can have a small amount of clay

· Deep loams are a classic gardening and farming soil

· Very small particles

· Poorly drained

· Sticky feeling

· Top several inches of fertile soils (usually loam) landscaping purposes

Related image

Soil particle size comparison. Graphic from civilblog.org

Shipping

Potted Plants

Shipments are made between May 1st to June 15th  and September 1st to October 15th
  • We ship potted trays via UPS and Spee-Dee (Midwest).
  • We must have a name, street address, and email – we cannot ship to P.O. boxes.
  • Orders ship when all species in the tray are well-rooted and by “first come, first serve” basis.
*We are able to ship to Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, and Minnesota.

Shipping & Handling Charges – Potted Plants

  • Orders $50.00 and under = $10.00 flat rate
  • Orders $50.01 and higher = 15% of total order
If you need your order fulfilled by a specific date, please include your preferred arrival date in the “customer notes” during the online checkout process. Additional handling fees may be applied to time-sensitive requests.


Back Order Plants

If you have purchased a plant that is on back-order, you will receive a notice when it has become available.

Seed

Shipments are made year-round.
  • Seeds are guaranteed to ship within four weeks. Most orders will be sent out within two weeks of order date.
If you need your order fulfilled by a specific date, please include your preferred arrival date in the “customer notes” during the online checkout process. Additional handling fees may be applied to time-sensitive requests.

Shipping & Handling Charges

  • Orders $100.00 and under = $5 flat rate
  • Orders over $100.00 = 5% of total order

Delivery

If you need to receive your order on a certain day (Monday through Friday), please include your preferred arrival date in the ‘customer notes’ during the online checkout process.  We will contact you if the requested delivery dates are not feasible, or if there will be an additional charge for expedited shipping.
*Special delivery can also be arranged for local purchases.

Pick-Up Orders

Many of our plants are available for pick-up anytime throughout the growing season. You may pick up your order at our nursery if prior arrangements are made. There is a “Pick-Up” option checkbox for orders placed online. There is no handling charge for orders picked up at the nursery, but customers must pay the 5.5% state sales tax.

State Sales Tax

Wisconsin residents are required to pay 5.5% sales tax. Please note that shipping and handling charges are also subject to the sales tax.