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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.

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