Western beaked hazelnut is a desciduous, multi-stemmed woodland shrub (or small tree). Textured with soft-green, saw-toothed leaves along arching branches. The leaves turn yellow to gold in Autumn. Before the leaves emerge in Spring, dangling white catkins embrace the end of the plants stalks, giving a showy display in Winter. Virtually pest and disease resistant.
Western Beaked Hazelnut
Western Beaked Hazelnut - Corylus cornuta
Size: 10' tall and wide, sometimes more
Growing Conditions: Part sun, mosit well drained soils.
Features: Catkin flowering occurs early in spring, bright yellow leaves in fall, fruits mature into hard shelled edible nuts, attracts butterflies and other benefitial insects.
Natural Habitat: Moist well drained sites in open forests, on the edge of forests, streambanks, and riparian areas.
Companion Plants: works well with a variety of woodland/forest plants including maples and pines.