American hazelnut - Betulaceae Corylus americana


Common NameAmerican hazelnut
iTree CodeCOAM3

Plant Form

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

Identification Description

Foliageirregular base, broad oval, doubly serrate edge, rough texture Leaf Type  Information Icon Simple
Barkbrown/gray, developing diamond pattern with age
Budgray/brown slightly hairy Bud Arrangement Information Icon Alternate
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 zones pH LevelsSalt Tolerance
Min3a Min5.0 SoilIntolerant
Max8b Max7.0 SprayIntolerant

Shade ToleranceDrought ToleranceAllelopathy
Intermediate Moderate Unknown

Species Status

Nebraska Native Yes Check
U.S. Native Yes Check
Region of OriginUnited States, Canada
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