Corylus americana

American Hazelnut

Categories: Shrubs

Native to moist areas of the eastern U.S., American Filbert goes unnoticed until the bright orange fall color brings the woods to life (Fig. 1). Plants grow no taller than about 12 feet, but can reach higher in a shaded location. 

More About Corylus americana

  • nut producing plant
  • native to northeast

The nuts are most attractive to wildlife, especially squirrels. Once they discover the fruit on a shrub, they can strip it in a day.

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8-15 ft


4-8 ft

Hardiness Zone:


Corylus americana Characteristics


  • Edging
  • Mass Plant
  • Good for Naturalizing
  • Screening/Hedge

Critter Resistance

  • Deer Resistant
  • Rabbit Resistant


  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Part Sun/Part Shade

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Slow

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Early Spring

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Tolerates most soils

Fall Color

  • Orange

Flower Color

  • Green
  • inconspicuous