American Hazelnut (Corylus americana)
A deciduous shrub from the Birch Family (Betulaceae)
Hazelnut, one of several related large shrubs known for their tasty nuts that provide food for humans or wildlife, is found along roadsides, in fields, at the edges of forest, and in fencerows, in dry or moist sites. Also known as American Filbert or Hazel, it develops a broad, rounded, strongly suckering growth habit with age.
Planting Requirements - Hazelnut is very adaptable to moist or dry, reasonably well-drained soils of variable pH and variable soil quality. It is found in zones 4 to 9, in full sun to partial shade (best nut production occurs in full sun).