American Hazelnut, American Filbert, Hazelnut Corylus americana - Corylus calyculata , Corylus humilis

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Botanical Name:

Corylus americana

Family:

Betulaceae

Genus:

Corylus

Species:

americana

Common Name:

American Hazelnut, American Filbert, Hazelnut

Height:
8-12 feet
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
5

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  • Corylus americana

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Growing Info, follow in order:
Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours.
Stratification: cold stratify for 180 days.
Germination: sow 1-2" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Other: can be fall sown without stratification.
In a Nutshell:
* The nuts produced by American hazelnut are a preferred mast by squirrels, deer, turkey, woodpeckers, pheasants and other animals.
* American hazelnut prefers full sun for best growth and development.
* It is an often multi-stemmed shrub with long, outward growing branches that form a dense, spreading or spherical shape.
* Fall color is quite variable, ranging from attractive combinations of orange, rose, purplish red, yellow and green to undistinguished, dull yellowish green. more...
* The nuts make an excellent dessert.
* A poultice made from the bark is used to close cuts and wounds. more...
* It is planted by wildlife enthusiasts to attract and keep game in an area.
* The nuts are also grown for use in expensive cakes, cookies, and candies
* The male catkins are a food staple of ruffed grouse throughout the winter. more...