Corylus americana / American Hazelnut


A tall shrub, showy twice a year: in early spring when its elegant golden catkins expand against the winter landscape, and in fall when its foliage turns ochre and bronze.

Delicious, edible nuts enjoyed by people and wildlife alike. Host plant to numerous moth species, including the Polyphemous moth. See more below.

Height: 6′ – 12′      Blooms: March     Nuts: October

Siting: Well-drained to moderately drained, sun to shade

Deer Resistance: Moderate

Provenance: NJ


BONAP 2022 Corylus americana Native Range Map

Larval Host Plant (moths):

American Dagger
Banded Tussock Moth
Early Zanclognatha
Eyed Mustard Sallow
Filament Bearer
Fringed Looper
Linden Looper
Norman’s Quaker
One-Spotted Variant
Paddle Caterpillar
Polyphemus Moth
Red-humped Caterpillar
Red-winged Sallow
Saddled Prominent
Small Phigalia
Splendid Dagger
Spotted Apatelodes
Spotted Tussock
The Bruce Spanworm
Zebra Caterpillar


Additional information


Two Quart, Gallon