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.
Height: 6′ – 12′ Blooms: March Nuts: October
Siting: Well-drained to moderately drained, sun to shade
Deer Resistance: Moderate