American Hazelnut Tree (2-3 Foot)

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Scientific Name:
Corylus Americana
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American Hazelnut Tree - Member Of The Birch Family

Why American Hazelnut?

American Hazelnut trees are consistently in short supply due to their increased demand by suppliers and consumers. These trees are native to the eastern half of North America and can grow in various conditions. The American Hazelnut is a small-sized tree and grows 20 feet tall with a 15-foot spread.

American Hazelnut trees start bearing nuts in as little as four years of plantation and give a heavy yield in 6 to 7 years. The nuts are sweet and can be eaten raw or ground into flour. 

The American Hazelnuts are also crucial for wildlife. The nuts are eaten by squirrels, foxes, deer, northern bobwhite, etc., and have high nutritional value and sweet taste. The dense and low-growth habitat also offers nesting grounds for animals.

The American Hazelnut tree, Corylus americana is also valuable as an ornamental plant and grows in full sun or partial shade. The leaves turn orange to red or purple in the fall, which adds to its beauty and charm.


It is generally recommended to wait to fertilize a bare root plant until it has been established in the ground and is actively growing. This can vary depending on the type of plant and the growing conditions, but it is generally best to wait at least a few weeks to a few months after planting.

During the first year, you should focus on providing the plant with the right amount of water, sunlight and soil to help it become established. Once the plant has become established and is actively growing, you can begin to fertilize it.

You can use a balanced, all-purpose fertilizer or one that is specifically formulated for the type of plant you have. Be sure to follow the instructions on the fertilizer package and apply it at the recommended rate.

It is also important to note that over-fertilizing can be harmful to plants, so it's always best to error on the side of caution and start with a lower amount of fertilizer and increase as needed.

Key Specifications

The following are some of the key specifications of Corylus Americana or American Hazelnut:

  • Size: Corylus Americana, also known as the American hazelnut, typically grows to be 15-20 feet tall and wide.
  • Foliage: The leaves of the American hazelnut are simple, alternate, and ovate to oblong in shape. They are 2-5 inches long and 1-3 inches wide. They are dark green on the upper surface and pale green on the lower surface.
  • Flowers and fruit: American hazelnut produces both male and female flowers on the same plant. The male flowers are yellow and appear in clusters before the leaves in the spring. The female flowers are small and inconspicuous, and they are followed by edible nuts encased in a prickly husk.
  • Growth habit: American hazelnut is a deciduous shrub or small tree that typically has a single trunk and a spreading habit.
  • Sunlight: American hazelnut prefers full sun but can tolerate some shade.
  • Soil: American hazelnut is tolerant of a wide range of soil types, but it prefers well-drained, moist soils that are high in organic matter.
  • Hardiness: American hazelnut is hardy in USDA zones 4-8.
  • pH level: American hazelnut can tolerate a pH range of 4.5-8.
  • Pruning: American hazelnut does not require regular pruning, but it can be pruned to control its size or shape.
  • Pest and diseases: American hazelnut is relatively resistant to pests and diseases, but it may be affected by Eastern Filbert Blight and the Hazelnut Gall Mite.


Does the Corylus Americana need a pollinator?  Since an American hazelnut (Corylus americana) has male and female flowers that can cross-pollinate, it does not need another variety for pollination. Male catkins develop in the fall, persist on the tree through the winter, and bloom in the spring at the same time as the female flowers.  Plant another American Hazelnut nearby to ensure cross-pollination.

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  • 5
    Chestnut trees

    Posted by Phillip Rolli on 12/30/21

    They arrived in the mail very green and the roots were still wet. I planted them right away. Now the wait for spring. Very pleased and a great deal.

  • 5
    2-Pack American Hazelnut

    Posted by RKH on 12/29/21

    The trees arrived in good condition. The roots were packed in a moisture holding gel and it was still moist when we set the trees out.

  • 5
    Hazelnut tree.

    Posted by Neil Johnson on 06/03/21

    Arrived in great shape. Roots were cool and moist. Can't wait to see them grow.

  • 5
    Pleased with my purchase

    Posted by AcA on 05/31/21

    Received my hazelnuts as barerooted stems, as expected. They were packaged well in a long slender box. They stayed another week inside the box after the package was delivered, because my dear sister brought the package in without telling me. Then the unforgetable FREEZE of 2021 Heard All Around the World happened here in Houston. When things simmered down and the crisis was over, I remembered my rootlings. Went ahead and put them into pots. As time went on only one hazelnut took. I wasn't surprised because of the circumstances. BUT considering I bought 2 persimmon, 2 cranberry, & 2 hazelnut & only one stem didn't sprout. Shoot! I consider that a blessing. Going to order again and have another go.

  • 5
    American Hazelnut

    Posted by Ed Taylor on 05/18/21

    The seeding arrived in just the right planting season. They were in excellent condition with roots most and buds ready for sunlight. Will certainly order again.

  • 5
    American hazelnut trees

    Posted by Rose Banks on 03/27/21

    These little trees arrived 2 days ago, very nicely packaged and looking healthy. Plenty of buds and and nice bouncy branches.

  • 5

    Posted by PHILLIP ALLEN on 02/23/21


  • 5
    trees arrived in great shape and I am excited to get them growing

    Posted by DARLENE WIATREK on 01/05/21

    I am very content with my purchase..the trees are shorted than I expected, but I'm sure they will thrive quite well. They had a very substantial tap root and lots of hair roots, so I'm sure they will do well here in TEXAS..

  • 5

    Posted by Todd on 06/30/20

    Trees came perfect condition.