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Corylus americanaCorylus americanaCorylus americana

American hazelnut or filbert

Photograph(s) by*: UCONN, UCONN, UCONN

Characteristics

Height: 10-15'
Spread: 6-12'
Flowers: Mar.-Apr.; brown or red
Fruit: Aug.-Sept.; light brown; nut/nut-like
Corylus americanaFall color: yellow to orange

Conditions *

Light: Partial shade
Moisture: Dry Moist
Soil pH: 6.1-7.5
Soil type: Clay Loamy

Habitat

dry woodlands, woods edge, rocky wooded or open hillsides, fence rows, ravine banks, floodplain woods, brushy pastures

Native to

Region: Piedmont Mountain *
States: MD DE PA NY WV VA

Wildlife

Songbird Small mammal *

Notes

forms large thickets; edible nut; male catkins brown, female red



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/585.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004