American hazelnut - Betulaceae Corylus americana

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Taxonomy

FamilyBetulaceae
GenusCorylus
Speciesamericana
Common NameAmerican hazelnut
iTree CodeCOAM3

Plant Form

FormShrub: spreading form, multi-stemmed
Height10 feet
Spread15 feet
DeciduousYes

Identification Description

Foliageirregular base, broad oval, doubly serrate edge, rough textureLeaf Type Information IconSimple
Needles0
Barkbrown/gray, developing diamond pattern with age
Budgray/brown slightly hairyBud Arrangement Information IconAlternate
Twigbrown and thin, hairy with zig-zag pattern
Flowermale: short catkins, in clusters of 2-3; female: inconspicuous, end of twig; male and female flowers on same plant (monoecious)
Fruitnuts in a papery-husk
Fall Colorred

Site Characteristics

USDA Zones   info for zonespH LevelsSalt Tolerance
Min3aMin5.0SoilIntolerant
Max8bMax7.0SprayIntolerant

Shade ToleranceDrought ToleranceAllelopathy
IntermediateModerateUnknown

Species Status

Nebraska NativeYes Check
U.S. NativeYes Check
Region of OriginUnited States, Canada
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