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Corylus americana

American Hazelnut

Scientific Name:

Corylus americana

Genus:

Corylus

Species Epithet:

americana

Common Name:

American Hazelnut

Plant Type

Tree/Shrub

Plant Family

Betulaceae (Birch Family)

Native/Alien:

NC Native

Size:

12-36 ft.

Bloom Color(s):

Red, Green, Brown

Light:

Part Shade - 2 to 6 hours of sun per day

Soil Moisture:

Moist

Bloom Time:

Feb, March

Growing Area:

Mountains, Piedmont

Habitat Description:

Rocky woodlands, mesic to rich forests and thickets.

Leaf Arrangement:

Alternate

Leaf Retention:

Deciduous

Leaf Type:

Leaves veined, not needle-like or scale-like

Leaf Form:

Simple

Wildlife Value:

Important for Wildlife

Landscape Value:

Suitable for home landscapes

Notes:

Provides food and shelter for wildlife

Bloom

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Herb Amyx

Catkin

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Herb Amyx

Leaf

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Herb Amyx

Fruit

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Herb Amyx

Fruit close up

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Herb Amyx

Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record

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